WeChat a multi-purpose mobile app
WeChat is a multi-purpose social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent, a Chinese tech company. Originally launched in 2011 as a messaging app, WeChat has since grown to become a major platform for social networking, online shopping, gaming, and mobile payments.
WeChat allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share photos and videos, and create group chats. It also offers a wide range of features such as public accounts for businesses, social games, and online shopping.
One of the key features of WeChat is its mobile payment system, called WeChat Pay. This allows users to link their bank accounts or credit cards to the app and use it to pay for goods and services both online and offline. WeChat Pay has become a popular payment method in China and is widely used in restaurants, shops, and other businesses.
WeChat is primarily used in China, where it has over one billion users, but it is also used by people in other countries, particularly Chinese communities overseas.
How to install WeChat mobile application?
WeChat mobile application is available on different marketplaces.
- Download WeChat from AppStore
- Download WeChat from Google Play
- Download WeChat from Mac App Store
- Download WeChat from Microsoft
How to use WeChat Pay?
To use WeChat Pay, you’ll need to link your bank account or credit card to your WeChat account. Here are the steps to set up and use WeChat Pay:
- Open WeChat and go to “Me” -> “Wallet” -> “Cards.”
- Tap “Add a Card” and select your bank or credit card provider.
- Follow the prompts to enter your card information, including your name, card number, expiration date, and CVV code.
- Once your card is added, you can use WeChat Pay to make purchases.
To make a payment using WeChat Pay:
- Open the WeChat app and go to the chat window of the person or business you want to pay.
- Tap the “+” icon in the bottom left corner of the chat window and select “Transfer.”
- Enter the amount you want to pay and tap “Pay.”
- If prompted, enter your payment password or use your fingerprint to confirm the payment.
You can also use WeChat Pay to make payments at offline merchants that accept WeChat Pay. To do so, you’ll need to open the WeChat app, select “Wallet,” and then select “Quick Pay.” Scan the merchant’s QR code and follow the prompts to complete the payment.
Note that WeChat Pay is primarily used in China and may not be available or widely accepted in other countries.
How to create a channel in WeChat?
To create a channel in WeChat, follow these steps:
- Open WeChat and go to the “Chats” tab.
- Tap on the “+” icon in the top right corner and select “Channels.”
- Tap on the “Create Channel” button.
- Enter a name for your channel and select a category that best represents the content you will be sharing.
- Choose a profile picture for your channel.
- Customize your channel settings, including description, language, and visibility options.
- Add content to your channel by creating posts or sharing links, images, and videos.
- Share your channel with your contacts or promote it on other social media platforms to attract followers.
Note that WeChat channels are only available to users with a WeChat Official Account, which requires a verification process and may have specific eligibility requirements. If you don’t have an official account, you can apply for one through WeChat’s Official Account Platform.
How to verify an account in WeChat?
To verify your account in WeChat, follow these steps:
- Go to the WeChat Official Account Platform (mp.weixin.qq.com) and log in with your WeChat account.
- Click on the “Verify Now” button next to your account name.
- Select the type of account you want to verify, such as a personal account or a business account.
- Fill in the required information, which may include your name, ID card or business registration number, and contact information.
- Upload the necessary documents, such as your ID card or business license.
- Wait for the verification process to be completed, which may take a few days.
Note that the verification process may have different requirements and procedures depending on the type of account you want to verify and the country you are in. It’s important to carefully follow the instructions provided by WeChat and provide accurate and up-to-date information and documents.