WeChat Party 2013

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Smartphones have been around for a while and have revolutionised the way we keep in touch by allowing us access to the internet, games, social media platforms and of course communication apps!

WeChat is a mobile phone text and messaging communications service developed by Tencent in China. It was initially launched as Weixin in China in January 2011, with international language support enable in October 2011. It was rebranded as WeChat in April 2012 and has more than 300 million users by January 2013.

I had the opportunity to discover more about this fast-growing application at the WeChat Party 2013 at Neverland KL on 2 April 2013.

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Kamey and Angel

Kamey and Angel

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Vickybobo and Doris playing with the photobooth

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Stephanie, Chelsea and Casey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8AIvQKll-Wo

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WeChat took the opportunity to showcase it’s latest Malaysian ad featuringLisa Surihani & Shaheizy Sam.

The party featured a welcome speech with Mr. Poshu Yeung the Vice President of Tencent Internation Business, a vocal performance by Vivian Chua, Henley Hii and Awi Rafael. Guests also played games to win prizes and an iPad.

WeChat features include:

Video Call – Video Call is available on WeChat versions 4.2 and later, allowing you to talk to your friends face to face.

Moments – Allows you to share photos, as well as ‘like’ and comment on photos

Voice Chat – Record and transmit a voice message

Web WeChat

Emoticons

Group Chat

Shake – Shake your phone to find people shaking their phones as well.

Look Around

Drift Bottle

Facebook Connect

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The girls at the photowall

The girls at the photowall

?, Chanwon, Vickybobo and Doris

?, Chanwon, Vickybobo and Doris

Magdeline and her sister

Magdeline and her sister

Emma Soh

Emma Soh

Chelsea, Naomi, Steph and Kelly

Chelsea, Naomi, Steph and Kelly

Casey, Chelsea and Steph

Casey, Chelsea and Steph

Another group pic

Another group pic

Casey and Magdeline

Casey and Magdeline

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After the performances were concluded and the iPad given out, SykoGroove closed the event with a session on the decks.

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Some frequently asked questions regarding WeChat:

What can WeChat do?

With WeChat, you can chat with your friends instantly via voice messages, texts, or images. You can also create group chats to chat with several friends together.

Is WeChat free?

It’s free to download, install and use WeChat. However, you may need to pay your carrier for internet service.

Is there any region restriction for voice messages?

No. You can chat with friends anywhere.

How to register?

You can log in to WeChat with your Facebook account or sign up with your phone number.

How to retrieve my password?

Click “Forgot Password?” in login page and follow the instructions.

Will WeChat contacts see my phone number?

No, your phone number will not be shown on WeChat.

What’s the difference between WeChat ID and WeChat Nickname?

WeChat ID is your unique name that friends can search for to find you. Wechat ID can be changed once only. Nickname is your primary name shown to other WeChat users, and it can be changed as often as you like.

How can I find my friends?

You can search for them via their WeChat IDs or their phone numbers directly, or you can link your phone address book to let WeChat find your friends for you with Recommend.

How to delete message history?

You can delete a single message or the entire conversation. For touch-screen mobile, just tap and hold the message or swip to the left on the chat. For keyboard mobile, please select Options -> Delete.

How do I know whether my message has been read by the recipient?

Sorry, there is no way to know this. We think this is the private information of the other user and we do not disclose it. You can, however, see when they are typing a reply.

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WeChat is now available on iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices and is supported on Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G date networks.

More info on WeChat at:

Official Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/wechatmalaysia
Official Website : www.wechat.com

Subscribe to my public updates at https://www.facebook.com/timchewkc

More photos on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/timchew1311

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The pretty L'Oreal and Weena MArcus

The pretty L’Oreal and Weena MArcus

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