Aside from the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who have downloaded and are using the WeChat social messaging app, popular companies from different industries have also started using WeChat as a way to communicate between their employees and as a feedback mechanism for customers and even for celebrities to connect with their fans.
From leading tech firms Smart Communications and Globe Telecom, even taxi booking app Easy Taxi, and big Filipino celebrities and internet sensations such as Iya Villania, Laureen Uy, and Bogart The Explorer all have their own WeChat Official Accounts.
Shopping made easy and accessible
Online shopping site giants Lazada and Zalora have launched their own WeChat Official Accounts which allow subscribers exclusive access to daily deals, and special offerings, as well as updates on sales, product launches and more. This can come in handy now that Christmas is just around the corner, shopping for your loved ones has never been simpler.
Sweet sentiments. Actions speak louder than words
Say “I love you, ““I miss you,” and “I wish you were here” face-to-face with WeChat’s newest video messaging feature, Sight. Nothing makes sweet sentiments like these more personal than communicating them face-to-face. In the absence of intimate interactions, WeChat’s recently launched “Sight” is a feature that allows its users to record 6-second video clips and post them to chat groups within the app, and on Moments. Don’t just tell or write your loved ones how you feel - show them. “Sight” is now available in the latest WeChat iOS version 6.0 and WeChat Android version 6.0.
Stickers especially made for you and me
How you look when you’re angry, excited, or disappointed is unique to each and every individual. In the spirit of more personal communication, another new update is the “MojiMe” Stickers App - a fun feature of WeChat where users can create their own personalized stickers by attaching their own faces on the sticker itself. “MojiMe” is a standalone app downloadable separately from the App Store or Google Play. Snap a photo, stick it on dozens of fun animated character sticker themes and send them to all your friends. Uncontrollable laughter will ensue.
With all these offerings and more, WeChat has successfully migrated from the basics and functionalities of messaging into developing an app that continuously provides every Filipino the chance to experience and enjoy the life-changing, life-enriching benefits of digital technology. Wider discoveries, constant information, stronger connections, and countless entertainment all wrapped up into one.