Yesterday, I shared with you some great tips and tricks for Whatsapp. While Whatsapp can be called the king of texting apps, WeChat is not too far behind. It has its own set of interesting features, and offers you a unique experience. You can easily find WeChat among the top downloaded apps on Google Play Store. Here are some of the cool WeChat Tips and tricks for you.
It’s available for Android, iOS as well as windows phones, and its popularity is growing quite quickly among young as well as older people across the world. So I thought, why not share some tips and tricks you can use on this app too?
WeChat Tips and Tricks
“Shake” to Find New Friends
Shake is a favourite feature among WeChat’s users; it connects you to people across the borders of your country. Here’s how you can use it: From the “Discover” tab, click on “Shake”, and then shake your device. WeChat will immediately start looking for friends. You can then check out and add new friends from around the world!
Find People Nearby
People Nearby is a great feature that lets you find and identify friends who are close to your current location. To enable this feature, visit “Settings”, then “General Settings” and click on “People Nearby”. Try it, it’s fun!
Enable “Drift Bottle”
Drift Bottle is quite an intersting feature of WeChat. Did you know about it? It lets you place voice or text messages in a bottle and send it to your friends through the ocean! To activate it, first go to “General” and then tap on “Features”. From here, you can enable Drift Bottle and tap on “Throw Bottle” to start sending your message.
Sending Texts with WeChat Moments
WeChat Moments lets you click and send pictures with your friends. Sometimes, you may not want to take a picture but just send a text message. Here’s how you can do that: First, go to the “Discover” tab and select “Moments”. In the next screen, you’ll see a camera icon on the top corner. Hold the icon. Another screen will appear, where you can easily type any text message and hit the “Send” button.
Select Groups to View Your Moments
You may not want everybody to see your special Moments. With this trick, you can choose to show your moments to only some of your friends. Here’s how: From the “Discover” tab, go to “Moments”. Hold the camera icon on the top-right corner and click “Take Photo”. After taking the photo, click “Share” and then choose “My Groups”. To create a new group, click “New Group”, add your friends to the group and save it. Finally, return to the sharing page and select the new group. Update your Moment and then send it.
Blocking People from Viewing Your Moments
Want privacy from certain people? Here’s how you can block them from seeing your Moments: Go to “Navicon” and visit “Settings”. Click on “Privacy” and then select “Don’t Share My Moments”. Then tap on the “+” sign and select the contacts you want to block. Finally, click “OK” and “Done”.
Tag Friends in Moments
Not many people know that WeChat lets you tag your friends in Moments updates! To do it, go to “Moments” from the “Discover” tab and click the “Camera” option. Then tap on “Take Photo” or select it from your gallery. When you reach the status page, click on “Mention”. This lets you select the friends you want to tag. When you’re done tagging, click on “Send”.
Set Notification Timing
You certainly don’t want to be disturbed by notifications while you are working or simply busy. To set timings for notifications, go to WeChat’s settings, then “Notifications” and click on “Notification Timing”. Disable the “All Day” option and then click “Start” to set the beginning time, and “End” to set the time to stop receiving notifications. Simple, right?
Disable “Find Me by Mobile Mumber”
To prevent people from finding you on WeChat using your phone number, go to WeChat’s settings and select “Privacy”. Then click on “Find Me By Phone Number” to disable it. Done!
How did you find this collection of 9 cool tricks for WeChat? Have you tried any of them? Which one do you find the best? So do try these WeChat tips and tricks and share your views by commenting.