Seven Things to Love about WeChat 5.1!

February 7, 2014

Mobile applications these days aim to cater to the users’ never-ending wants. What was once just made for purely communication purposes now integrate features that are fun, social and has a personal touch.

WeChat (developed by Tencent) is one of them, also known as China’s “Facebook” (because we all know it is banned there). It is a communications app, social networking app, and platform in one. Check out what’s new and exciting and why you should have WeChat on your phone, right now:


Whether you’re waiting for friends to reply or feeling bored, WeChat version 5.1 introduces three exclusive games to choose from: Gunz Dash, Craz3 Match and 2Day’s Match!

Super Mario gamers will love Gunz Dash [Google Play | App Store], a 2D side scrolling fantasy adventure game. Choose your hero (Kattie, Leo or Nikita), slide and jump to collect coins, beat challenges and win the crown! Customize your game experience by choosing your vehicle, additional gears and helpful sidekicks! You can also race with your friends in multiplayer mode.


Match up cats, pandas, chicks and bears in groups of three to eliminate tiles on Craz3 Match [Google Play | App Store]! Casual and addictive, play your WeChat friends, look for people nearby or go solo.


If you would rather match patterns, 2Day’s Match [Google Play | App Store]. This casual memory game gets challenging with Classic and Blitz mode and can be played solo or with friends. Seriously, I love this game’s opening BGM! <3


Unfortunately, these games are not compatible with my mom’s Alcatel One Touch 7 HD tablet 🙁

Expand your social network

How many people you can chat simultaneously on WeChat? Up to 100 friends in a chat with two select groups! Say good bye to good ol’ SMS group messages. Quite overwhelming for me, but it’s a great way to communicate or share information in one go!

Storycam for WeChat

WeChat now has an exclusive powerhouse photo editing feature under its sleeve. Users can share photo stories easily with friends, via Moments, or by email. Choose to apply one of the 13 filters, one of the 5 photo themes (Featured, Place, Weather, Food and Lifestyle) or watermarks of real-time location, weather information and current date.

Favorite Messages – users can now save memorable text and voice conversations, photos and videos in the cloud! No more digging through your chat archive!

Email Registration – a new way to connect without using your mobile number!

Gmail Contact Integration – link your Google account, see who’s on WeChat and add ’em up!

Supports Latest Smartphones – WeChat is optimized for both iOS and Android.


For someone who doesn’t have a mobile phone (lost it, long story..), this is one of my alternative communication channels with family and friends, here and abroad. Any WeChat users in the house? Scan my QR code so you can add me up!


Get Wechat 5.1 on Google Play or App Store for free. Also available on Windows Phone, Blackberry (BB10) and Nokia (s40, Symbian Keyboard).

Visit their website, Facebook or Twitter to get the latest information.

WeChat. So many ways to chat! 🙂

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