With the rise of mobile apps in Malaysia, people are often mistaken that all of them are just the same. You think you know it all ….Video Calls, Stickers, Free SMS but you got it wrong. There are many features of WeChat that are not known to many.  Here are the 10 things you don’t know about WeChat:

Private Group 2. (password)

  • You can actually act like a SPY on WeChat

With their “Private Group” function, you can act like James Bond and tell your friend to join the chat using your 4 digit password before they can get hold of your top secret. Without this password, you cannot join this private Group and they won’t know what’s the juicy secret they’ve been wanting to hear.

People Nearby

  • You can meet a new friend or even a boyfriend.

By using “People Nearby”, you will get a chance to meet your next BFF or even your boyfriend to be. “People Nearby” allows you to talk to people that are near your area. Who knows? Your prince charming might be 100m away from you!

  • WeChat Stickers are animated and you can even create your own sticker.

All the other chat apps uses stickers that are static. With WeChat, they are animated! Not just that, you can upload your own GIF, upload it on WeChat and have your own set of stickers. You can even make yourself a sticker of your own face and turn them into moving stickers. How cool is that!?

  • You can add up to 100 people in a Group Chat

While some of the other apps can only carry up to 40, WeChat can hold up to 100 people on the group chat where they can all send Photos, Name Cards, use the Walking Talkie function, chat with each other and send animated stickers. Gather your whole high school batch on the group chat so you guys are all up to date with the each other and plan for upcoming reunions!

  • Official Accounts with Goodies!

WeChat has also partnered with many local brands such as Espressolab, Secret Recipe, Domino’s, Chatime and many more. These brands offer promotional codes for free goodies from time to time, so do check them out for that drink around the corner!

  • First to launch “Hold to Talk”

Before Whatsapp launched this feature, WeChat in China has already been using this service for a long time before this. Why use hold to talk? Best way to tell someone a personal message is to talk to them than type. It also eases you in those sticky situations where you can’t type! Hold To Talk is the answer. It’s like a Walkie Talkie.

  • WeChat is created by the world renowned Internet giant, Tencent.

Tencent is considered to be one of the top five Internet companies Firm in the World, and is on the same bar with only next to internet giants, Facebook and Google.

  • It is a combination of all Social Networking sites and chat apps in the market.

WeChat is actually a messenger loaded with social media features. It has features found in Facebook (Moments and Official Accounts), Tinder (Friend Radar, Shake and People Nearby), Skype (High Resolution Video Calls, Whatsapp (Hold to Talk) and more. Why download all of these social media applications where you can have one to do the job?

  • It is available on desktop too and you can send files such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other big files.

Just log in to http://web.wechat.com, scan the QR code and you can now use the WeChat app in the comfort of your desktop. Whats more? You can even attach big files such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Sight Function

With the new upgrade on their iOS, (WeChat 6.0) you can now shoot a quick 6-second video clip and share instantaneously with your friends through Moments or chats. Sharing all of the action with your friends has never been so quick, fun and entertaining.