Tencent: It’s Wrong to Compare WeChat and WhatsApp

it-is-wrong-to-compare-wechat-and-whatsappAs two of the most popular free messaging and calling app, WeChat and WhatsApp continue dominate the mobile space. Despite their dominance, they are very popular in different regions of the world, serving the users with contrasting needs. While both apps offer users with free messaging and calling services, there are actually lots of things that WeChat can do and WhatsApp cannot.
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[News]$70, 000 Lost to Add the Scammers on WeChat

add-the-scammers-on-wechatWeChat, as the messaging and payments tool which brings some convenient to our life, but also brings some trouble if you not care more. Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that it had received multiple reports where victims were cheated of monies by scammers operating on WeChat, stating that more than S$70,000 was lost by victims in these cases. Continue reading “[News]$70, 000 Lost to Add the Scammers on WeChat”

[News]Lithium Adds Support for SMS and WeChat, Powering Millions of Conversations Across Digital Channels

wechat-newsLithium Technologies today announced support for SMS and WeChat, empowering businesses to manage millions of 1:1 conversations with customers across the globe. Building on existing support for other channels– including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, RSS, Google+ and Lithium Online Communities– these new capabilities within Lithium’s social media management product ensure brands can connect with and provide awesome, cohesive experiences to customers at the right time, in the right digital moment. Continue reading “[News]Lithium Adds Support for SMS and WeChat, Powering Millions of Conversations Across Digital Channels”

Best Features and Improvements Between WhatsApp, Line and WeChat

best-festures-and-improvements-between-whatsapp-line-and-wechatIn modern life, messaging apps have become an intricate part of our life as we are always connected with people. If one cannot live without constantly chatting with friends and family, downloading one of these apps is a must.

App stores will come with a lot of these apps but we strongly recommend using one of the three best ones out there which include the likes of WhatsApp, WeChat and last but definitely not least, Lime. This article has the goal of breaking them down in order to see which one will perfectly suit you in order to get the best experience possible. Continue reading “Best Features and Improvements Between WhatsApp, Line and WeChat”

[News]Bill Gates Joins China’s Popular App WeChat

gates-join-wechatThis week, the Microsoft co-founder and multibillionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is join WeChat to reach an even bigger audience.

The billionaire posted a 30-second video on his official account “gatesnotes” with a short sentence in Chinese welcoming viewers and describing in English the channel’s focus, which Gates said will act as a personal blog with posts about the books he is reading and other thoughts. The video has accumulated more than 100,000 views and 23,300 likes as of February 15. Continue reading “[News]Bill Gates Joins China’s Popular App WeChat”

[News]WeChat Allows Users to Gift Starbucks Coffee to Friends in China

wechat-say-it-with-starbucksOn Friday, it was revealed that Starbucks had established a Valentine’s Day partnership with Tencent, the company behind the popular messaging app WeChat. With this new collaboration, Chinese WeChat users will be able to gift a cup of joe via text, which is named “Say it with Starbucks.” That’s a play on words, since the phrase in Chinese sounds similar to “say it with your heart.” Continue reading “[News]WeChat Allows Users to Gift Starbucks Coffee to Friends in China”

[News]WeChat and AliPay Released Red Pocket for Chinese New Year

wechat-and-alipay-released-red-pocket-for-chinese-new-yearGiving Red Pocket is the traditional Chinese custom of Chinese New Year. Three years ago, Alibaba and Tencent launched virtual Red Pocket in a bid to attract customers to their online mobile payment platforms.

But, this year, Tencent’s WeChat and Alibaba’s Aliplay have upped the ante with the introduction of AR Red Pocket, in the style of Pokémon Go. Continue reading “[News]WeChat and AliPay Released Red Pocket for Chinese New Year”

[News]Hugo Boss Launches WeChat Virtual Shopping Experience

hugo-boss-launches-wechat-virtual-shopping-experienceGerman fashion brand Hugo Boss recently launched a whimsical holiday campaign introducing a set of quirky new brand ambassadors, the “Bossbots.” The “Your Time to Shine” WeChat campaign plunged users into a virtual reality experience designed to highlight the Hugo Boss holiday collection, collect valuable user data, and identify the most influential users on the official account by observing sharing trends. Continue reading “[News]Hugo Boss Launches WeChat Virtual Shopping Experience”

WeChat, No Longer Tell Users When it Censors Messages

censors-wechat-messagesUsers of WeChat have stopped being informed when their messages are being censored in a move that further erodes users privacy, according to a new report from Citizen Lab.

Tencent, the $232 billion dollar giant that operates WeChat, has always practiced forms of censorship on its users — that’s an inevitable part of running a popular online service in China — but at some point in recent years it ceased informing users when their messages were blocked. In the past, the app would notify users when a message they intended to send wasn’t delivered because it was controversial, such as references to free speech groups or the Tiananmen Square massacre. Now, however, censored messages are simply not delivered with no notification for either sender or recipient. Continue reading “WeChat, No Longer Tell Users When it Censors Messages”

[News]McDonald’s South Africa Pilots QR Code Mobile Payments with WeChat

mcdonald-south-africa-pilots-qr-code-mobile-payments-with-wechatMcDonald’s South Africa pilots QR code mobile payments with WeChat. It is piloting a mobile payment service at select restaurants in Johannesburg and Cape Town using social messaging app WeChat Africa, enabling customers to complete purchases by presenting QR codes generated by the app at the point of sale.

To mark the launch of Quick Pay, WeChat is also giving the first 20,000 McDonald’s customers 50% cashback when using the service to pay for their meal. Continue reading “[News]McDonald’s South Africa Pilots QR Code Mobile Payments with WeChat”