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WeChat Announces Major Upgrades

WeChat Announces Major Upgrades

WeChat has launched the WeChat 5.0.

The newest version of the mobile app sees the introduction of the Sticker Shop which allows users to download and pay for stickers, as well as Hold Together, a location-based service that lets users further find and connect friends who are nearby each other. Along with Shake and People Nearby (previously called Look Around), users will be able to connect with friends with just a simple touch of the screen.

On top of this, the upgraded Adding Contacts function enables you to add friends easily, while communicating with them with a refined Quick Entry for the group chat function. Other platform updates include:-

  • Making sharing web pages to Facebook easier for those who have linked their Facebook account to their WeChat.
  • A revamped ‘Official Accounts’ user interface making it more convenient for users to group brand accounts into one single category reducing clutter in chat screens.
  • A new ‘Save Messages’ function allows users to keep sentimental text and voice messages and photos.

WeChat 5.0 for iOS is now available for download. WeChat 5.0 for Android will be rolling out at a later date.

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