Of WeChat & So­cial Me­dia

WeChat in­vited the me­dia for lunch last month to talk so­cial me­dia

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT -

Last month, WeChat in­vited the me­dia to lunch, as well as to give us a brief sum­mary of what’s hap­pen­ing with the world’s most pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia app cur­rently.

Hav­ing lunch with us was Louis Song, Coun­try Man­ager for WeChat in Malaysia. Song talked briefly about what’s new on the lat­est ver­sion of the app, WeChat 5.0. One of the lat­est fea­tures men­tioned was the “Hold To­gether” func­tion, a lo­ca­tion based ser­vice that al­lows users to fur­ther find and con­nect friends who are close to each other. Along with this new fea­ture, the app also has a new “Save Mes­sages” func­tion which al­low users to keep sen­ti­men­tal text and voice mes­sages and pho­tos.

Song also made men­tion of how the mo­bile so­cial games cir­cle is grow­ing at an ac­cel­er­ated rate. This, in turn, had led WeChat to come up with a whole list of brand new mo­bile gam­ing con­tent on the app. Like a tra­di­tional ar­cade style game, WeChat users can play th­ese games and even rank fights among them­selves to see who has the high­est score ei­ther be­tween friends or com­pletely across the score­board.

Briefly men­tioned by Song was how WeChat has be­gun rolling out its first on­line check­ing sys­tem for flights in main­land China. Sim­i­lar to many elec­tronic ser­vices we find to­day, the process al­lows WeChat users in China to check-in for their flights with­out ever hav­ing to visit the counter. Once con­firmed, users would then be given a QR code which could be scanned at spe­cial­ized ma­chines lo­cated at the air­port in China.

This event re­port can also be found on hard­warezone.com.my at http://bit.ly/19GKEId

Louis Song, Coun­try Man­ager for WeChat, Malaysia

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