Herworld (Malaysia) - - HER STORY -

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.

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