This app, which allows you to message and call others, features a variety of fun in-app games and stickers. They even have a ‘Message In The Bottle’ function that allows you to write a note or even record a voice message to send it out to random WeChat users around the world. You can also choose to ‘pick a bottle’ to read and listen to messages from others. Should they pique your interest, you can respond to them.
Is there cause for concern?
Strangers can message you by using the ‘People Nearby You’ and ‘Shake’ feature. With the former, the app detects WeChat users in your vicinity and their username will pop up – it’s up to you whether you’d like to reach out to them via messages. Meanwhile, with the latter, you literally shake your phone and it’ll connect you to a random WeChat user who happens to be shaking his or her phone at the same time.