WeChat is a very popular online messaging application. It is used by people from all around the world, although the platform’s primary user base is in China. In addition to being a messaging app, it is also a reliable payment app. It is because of this that the application is used by millions of people on a daily basis.

If you are interested in using WeChat, then it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with how the app works and learn a few tips and tricks that’ll help you to use it effectively. If that’s what you want to do, then this article’s got you covered:

WeChat Official

If you want to market your business and gain exposure in China, then a WeChat Official account is worth considering. There are three types of WeChat official accounts, and they are ‘Service Account’, ‘Subscription Account’, and ‘Mini Program’. Experts agree across the board that WeChat’s ‘Service Account’ is the best option. WeChat Official is a great way to introduce a Chinese audience to your brand, so if you are trying to build a business in China, then it’s definitely best to start with one of these accounts, in addition to performing SEO, and PPC marketing.

Moment Videos

Sharing videos on WeChat’s moment feature is not yet available, however, you can still upload and send videos to moments. The easiest way to do this is to enter a chatroom and click on the plus sign, which you can find next to the chat box at the bottom of the page. Once you have clicked this, you can then select either Choose Video or Take Video. In order to use these, you will need to make sure that WeChat has access to your camera and photo library. Once you have uploaded a video, favorite the video, navigate to WeChat’s main page, and access your favorite messages section. When there, you can then send the video to moments.

Moments Access

When you are adding videos and photos to your account’s moments section, you have the option to give friends the opportunity to see what’s in there. In order to do this, you can go to your moment’s section, then click the share to option, and share the photos and videos with different groups you are a member of. If you are sharing photos or videos of an event or occasion that you and your friends attended, then this is a great way of showing the photos to everybody, without having to send them to people individually.

Sending photos to people individually is one of the most nightmarish aspects of going out in the modern world. Everybody wants to have photos taken of them, then you have to send them out to people over and over. Sharing these photos with people on WeChat makes sending photos easier than ever before. In addition to being able to choose who you share photos with, you can also block specific people from being able to see your moments.

Moments Mentions

In addition to being able to share your moments with people, you are also able to tag friends and mention them in posts, as you would on Instagram. In order to do this, navigate to your app’s moments section, then take or select a photo. Once you have the photo that you want to share up on your device, then you can share it, and on the photo’s status page, click mention. Once you have clicked mention, you can then tag the friends that you want to be in the photo.

Group Chats

WeChat’s group chat function is very popular with the app’s users. Many people find it to be a much more convenient group chat than is available on any other social media or messaging platform. The platform gives you the opportunity to @ people directly, which saves you the trouble of having to type in their names, in the middle of a group conversation. All you have to do is to type ‘@’ into the chat box, and a list of your most contacted friends will pop up, as well as all of your other friends. You can then choose who you want to talk to, by going through this list.

Confetti Trigger

A very common feature on messaging applications today is the ability to trigger confetti when a special word is mentioned. Confetti triggers on WeChat are as follows: Happy New Year; Merry Christmas; Happy Easter; Train; Money; Birthday; Miss You; Flower. If you are going to trigger confetti, then bear in mind that they have a time limit until they expire. If the person you are talking to isn’t on the chat with you when you activate the confetti, then they might not see it. And you are talking to people, don’t spam them with confetti. It can get annoying after a little while.

Phone Discovery

WeChat, like Telegram, gives you the opportunity to disable mobile phone number discovery. If you do not disable this, then when people are looking for you on the app, they will be able to search your number and find your account. Additionally, people in group chats with you will be able to see your phone number, when you are using the application. If you are concerned about your privacy and don’t want strangers to be able to find your number, then it’s a very good idea to disable this. You can do this by finding the settings and privacy section, and then disabling phone discovery. Data privacy is more important than ever, so don’t take your number’s visibility lightly. 

Safe Use

As with any social media and messaging platform, it’s important that you use WeChat safely. WeChat’s rules are rigorously enforced, so if you notice anyone breaking any of the platform’s rules, then it’s important that you report them. The report function is very straightforward, and you can receive responses from the platform’s administrators very quickly. If you have any other issues, you can contact WeChat’s customer support, who will be able to work with you and help you to resolve your issues.

If you are new to the popular messaging app WeChat, then this post’s guidance is sure to help. WeChat is rising in popularity across the world, so familiarizing yourself with it is a great idea, because sooner or later, it will arrive wherever you live.