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 their phones.

Video length: 58 seconds

It’s a typical example of how we can use WeChat to make live events more interactive: games, voting, prize draws, live message boards… these are all easy and free to set up for your next event whether that’s a rock concert or a staff New Year’s party.

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Above: Prize draw using WeChat’s shake feature

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The leader’s board for a WeChat event mini game

How to set up WeChat games for your event

We’re going to use a WeChat Events platform called Hi现场 (xianchang). Use your desktop / laptop and go to their web address www.hixianchang.com You can login at the top right corner simply using your WeChat ID.

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Click the blue button ‘Create event‘ (创建活动) to make a new event.

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Fill in the event details. There are 2 modes of doing events: through a webpage or through a WeChat official account. We are going to use the webpage mode as this is accessible to everyone.

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Now we have our event set up, we can select 样式 (yangshi) to tailor the appearance of what will appear on the big screen.

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We have options to add our logo, QR code, edit the event title and change the background template. With Chinese New Year coming we changed it appropriately.

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Games / Features available

Now for the cool part. For event attendees to participate in the games and features they need to simply scan a QR code. Here’s a list of some of the things we can do:

Prize Draws

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Live Voting

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Shake your phone to win

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Money counting game

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Randomly pairing attendees together

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Event attendees profile picture mosaic

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So sad. We only have 2 attendees at our event.

So there we have it: a free WeChat events platform. If you have a big screen, why not play some WeChat games at your event or parties.

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