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WeChat Adds 6 New Features for its Version 5.2

Posted by on 7. March 2014

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“Change is always constant and with the frenetic pace of people’s lifestyle now, WeChat comes with 6 new changes that gets you through the fast lane of in an instant.”

WeChat 5.2

Time goes on so fast and the first quarter of the year is about to end. Even at these fast times, people still are occupied with the latest events whether it’s in music, sports, food, movies and travel.  Everybody is always on the go and WeChat comes up with all the new features would it easier to manage all the activities in a world where multi-tasking has become a norm.  WeChat version 5.2 is available for both Android and iOS.

Compact Menu Bar

More convenient and sorted to fit the habits of smartphone users, WeChat 5.2 opens to a clearer interface which has its many features compartmentalized into three sections: Chats, Discover, and Contacts. Chats let you continue with your current conversations, while Contacts allows you to start new exchanges with your friends. For the rest of your favorite, fun features, one tap of the Discover tab easily takes you to your Moments feed as well as options including Scan QR Code, Shake, People Nearby, Drift Bottle, Games, and Sticker Shop.

Friend Radar

WeChat’s Friend Radar can automatically identify users within the vicinity and give you the option to add them to your contact lists with one tap of their image.  That’s a really fast way to locate a friend in a sea of people in parties or events.  It also fast tracks getting information when it comes to new friends and acquaintances. Friend Radar can be accessed through the Menu Bar > Add Contacts does the digital friend-scanning for you, as you connect with the same people in person.

Real Time Location-Sharing

WeChat’s Real-time location-sharing can save you a lot of “where are you?” messages when going on a group outing or activity. Invite your friends to share where they are and help them navigate their way on the WeChat map and through an integrated walkie-talkie session. Simply open a chat > + > Locations > Real-time Location > to view one another’s maps.

Group Chat Photo Album

Chatting with friends has changed now from exchange of messages to sending an avalanche of photos across all the discussions. Sorting things between messages and photos can be really taxing.  Good thing WeChat 5.2 integrates a Group Chat Photo album.  So whether you’ve exchanged those classic throwback days at school or the group selfies of selfies through time, all the photos are arranged by date and then stored in one location accessed through one tap of the Photo Album icon.

Universal Search

Since chats have become a more common means of communication chances are, your phone is loaded with multiple chat conversations on countless topics.  WeChat’s Universal Search feature can quickly refer back to any message or contact by typing into the search field within the Chat’s tab.

Contact list customization

In time, you start loading your contacts database with people from work, school, family, friends and new acquaintances that it becomes difficult browsing through contacts. Manage your networks by with WeChat’s Contact List Customization feature, which gives you the option to add photos, addresses and business cards to your friends’ profiles.

Enhanced Features

Apart from these updates, WeChat 5.2 for Android also comes with enhanced versions of its staple features. Among these include more animated stickers from Sticker Shop which capture your experiential responses; Group Chat Mention Notifications which will notify you when your name is mentioned in a Group Chat; boosted quality for Video and Audio Chats; and a LinkedIn Account in WeChat which lets you grow your professional circle. All of this, complemented with the new, easy-to-use interface means more possibilities for your social life. To upgrade now and for the latest updates, visit www.wechat.com.

WeChat 5.2 helps you catch up with the faster pace of life these days with its more efficient and organized way of doing chats, exchanges and navigation.


About WeChat

WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over 100 million registered accounts internationally.

WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed.

WeChat is an all-in-one app that enables users to add friends with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as “Hold Together”, “People Nearby” and “Shake.” The platform facilitates social interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.” Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected with friends anywhere, anytime. Users can choose to communicate and share photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”. The popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express any emotion.  Also, with a host of addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move, share scores and even find competitors nearby.

WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems.

Learn more about WeChat and download the app at www.wechat.com


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