WeChat Features

5 WeChat Features:

1.WeChat Shake:
Shake is a very simple concept with far-reaching consequences. Basically, if you are lonely and bored and want to meet a new WeChat buddy, all you have to do is shake your phone…literally.

2. Moments:
Moments is WeChat’s main social media feature. Basically, its like a mix of Facebook and TwitterTWTR +1.28% that lies on top of the base WeChat experience. Like the aforementioned social networks, Moments lets you maintain a user profile where you post things likes photos and status updates. You can also comment and like posts made on your friend’s Moments page. The main selling point here, according to WeChat is the enhanced privacy which, for example, allows you to do things like control which of your friends can see what you like and comment on.

3. WeChat Payment:
In recent weeks, Facebook made waves for allowing people to send money over Facebook Messenger. This is being seen as a huge innovation for the American tech giant as it looks to consolidate its Facebook Messenger as the ultimate lifestyle platform.

In reality though, WeChat has been ahead of the curve for years, allowing payments via the app’s WeChat Pay feature. Beginning in 2013, WeChat users in China could send monetary gifts for special occasions, transfer money or even pay bills via the integrated WeChat Pay feature.

Imagine being able to pay for everything from your utilities bills to your doctor’s fees via your messaging app.

4. Gaming:
One of WeChat’s most popular features is its integrated gaming platform.

WeChat’s parent company, Tencent, is the world’s largest gaming company so it makes sense that WeChat is looking to leverage Tencent’s expertise to bring gaming to the platform.

WeChat users can visit the in-app app store to download games, launch games from within the app and then take advantage of WeChat’s social features to add a more social dimension to the gaming experience.

5. Go Dutch:
How many time have you gone out for dinner with your friends only to become massively frustrated when you get a long complicated bill with multiples items, tax charges, service charges and the like, then dividing it up, making sure you have the right amount and denomination of money?

It is, to put it bluntly, an exercise in frustration.

WeChat’s Go Dutch feature circumvents this frustration by doing all the math for you and allowing you to pay exactly what you owe, via the app, to any of your contacts using the WeChat Pay feature.