5 Features Removed From WeChat

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

WeChat has the reputation as being the ‘super app’ which does everything in China. The popular perception being that WeChat features and services are constantly expanding. Yet this isn’t always true. Features or options do sometimes get removed and today China Channel brings you 5 of the more prominent ones: Pencil Pilot 经典飞机战士 The first ever WeChat game launched as part …

Create Word & Excel Files Directly in a WeChat Chat Thread

Matthew Brennan Case Studies, WeChat Tips

  Today, China Channel will show you how it’s now possible to create, edit & share Microsoft Office style word documents and excel files from directly within WeChat through a service called Write Together(一起写 yiqixie). See screenshots below: For some time many users have taken advantage of the desktop version of WeChat to send office files back and forth between the …

Ultimate WeChat Chinese Lesson

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Changing your WeChat’s language setting to Chinese can be scary at first but will undoubtedly help immerse you in a environment to make rapid progress in learning Chinese. This article will help you make the jump. Here is the ultimate list of WeChat vocabulary with audio, pictures, pinyin and English translations. For those who already have made the jump, you might …

Use WeChat to Pay for Your Hotel in Bangkok

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Foreigners living in China often have a dilemma when we travel abroad: paying for hotels. Obtaining a credit card in China is difficult for non-Chinese. We are often left using a non-RMB credit card or Paypal account from our home country (good luck trying to pay the bill back if your salary is in RMB). In today’s article, we’ll help you solve this problem …

How To Make An English Lesson on WeChat

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Today we’re going to introduce an innovative new service called Flash Class (闪课 ShanKe) which allows teachers to quickly make mobile mini lessons and share them with students through WeChat. Online learning platforms such as Udemy have become huge globally, with many instructors able to make decent returns for sharing their expertise. Flash Class takes this broad concept and tailors it to mobile. Through Flash Class, Chinese students …

How to Translate Restaurant Menus With WeChat

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Finding restaurants and ordering food in China can be a daunting task for those not familiar with Chinese. Today, China Channel will show you how to solve this problem with WeChat. We’ll be using a free WeChat English language restaurant search and menu translation service called Spoonhunt (WeChat ID: spoonhunt). First let’s add the Spoon Hunt official account. Go to ‘contacts’ …

Goodbye Skype: WeChat Now Does Group Video Calls Too

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Breaking News: Finally WeChat has introduced group voice and video calling. This is a game changing new feature for company meetings and group communication across China. Above: Group Video Call Through WeChat China Channel tested the service today with a 3 way group call between Hangzhou, Chengdu and Chongqing. We were impressed with the results, sound quality was good and switching …

Why WeChat Content Is Blocked on Baidu and Google

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Have you ever tried searching for WeChat content on Google or Baidu? If you do, then get prepared to be disappointed, it’s all blocked. You won’t find anything. Let’s take a typical WeChat article as our example: Article from ‘People’s Republic of Teaching’ (WeChat ID: TeachingEnglishChina) Searching for the article title in Google and no results. Searching for that article on Baidu and …

1 Little Known WeChat Trick For Teaching, Training or Events

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Today, we’ll show you by far the easiest way to create a large WeChat group for teaching, training, conferences, or promotional and networking events. Any situation where there is a large number of people physically together in the same place then using the little known ‘WeChat Private Groups’ feature is the fastest and easiest way to get everyone together so you …

Go Dutch the Easy Way With WeChat

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Picture the scene. You are in a restaurant with a group of friends and friends of friends. Dishes have been ordered, alcohol has been drunk. The conversation is flowing; there’s some flirting. It’s time to move to the bar! BUT WAIT! It’s time to split the bill. Oh, dear! Someone needs to take responsibility, and that’s never good on a night out. …

ChCh Events

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Yesterday was the last installment in our August WeChat Essential Tip Series. Firstly a big thank you to all our regular readers especially those who’ve contacted us with words of support or suggestions. We want China Channel (ChCh) to become your convenient source of English language information about WeChat. We really believe that WeChat is not only changing Chinese society but also breaking new …