5 Secret WeChat Easter Eggs

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

We are all so familiar with using WeChat every day in China. Surely there can’t be any hidden features within the app that we don’t know about. We all know that typing key words like ‘I miss you‘ or ‘Happy Birthday‘ (see previous article) will trigger emoji rain. But did you know that typing other special words into WeChat can …

How To Make a WeChat Live Stream

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Surprisingly many people are still unaware of how easy it is to create a WeChat live stream and share on your moments or in a WeChat group. Interest in live streaming exploded from last year with the launch of Meerkat and Periscope allowing people to share links for live streams through Twitter. Live streaming a rock concert, key-note presentation or language lesson on …

3000+ Users Banned For Sending WeChat Spam

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Recently the WeChat team announced that they banned 3,826 user accounts due to a recent sharp increase in complains of group WeChat spam. Many people reported that spamming attacks caused their WeChat to shut down or even the entire phone to freeze up as the processor became overwhelmed. What the heck is going on? Above: Typical WeChat GIF spamming. It’s the grass mud horse! Some …

WeChat Accounts Hacked In Phishing Scam

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Yesterday several WeChat official accounts were hacked through a phishing scam. Read on to find out how does the scam work and what you can do to protect against it. WeChat Phishing Scam Steps 1. First the hackers make a complaint against their target victim’s account. When filling out the WeChat complaint form there is an option for the hacker …

Registering Your Own WeChat Subscription Account

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Below is our step by step guide to opening your own WeChat subscription account. Setting up a WeChat subscription account (like ChCh) is a straight forward process and does not require a business license. 2015 saw a boom in English language official accounts across WeChat and we expect this trend to continue through 2016. There are now more than 10 million WeChat official …

How To Export Sights Videos Out Of WeChat

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

The options for WeChat sights within chat threads are restricted to 2 options: forward or favorite with no option to export them out of WeChat. Below we’ll show you 2 little hacks for getting around this restriction. Above: an amusing sights video we exported out as our test (7 seconds) Above: sights options in WeChat Method 1: Use WeChat PC Version Download the WeChat …

How To Use A Free WeChat Events Platform

Matthew Brennan Events, WeChat Tips

Today we’ll show you how to use a free WeChat events platform to create group games, voting or prize draws for your event through WeChat . If you’re not familiar with the concept of using WeChat at events, check out the video below (58 secs). The crowd at a rock concert in Yunan vote for the song they want to hear through WeChat by shaking …

WeChat International & Weixin are NOT the Same?!

Matthew Brennan Tencent, WeChat Tips

Isn’t WeChat International version the same as the Chinese one? Isn’t WeChat just the English translation of Weixin (微信)? They’re the same right? Well, yes and no. If you listen to what Tencent (parent company of WeChat) tells everyone, then “WeChat and Weixin are separate entities.” Take a look at this except below from a Tencent report: What do you …

WeChat Email Service – How To Set It Up

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Surprisingly few people are aware that WeChat has a built in Email service allowing you to send & receive emails directly from within WeChat. Above: an email being composed directly within WeChat The email service runs through QQ Mail. QQ mail is one of the most popular email services in China. QQ Mail and WeChat share the same founder, Zhang Xiaolong. He’s China’s most famous Product Manager …