Upgrade Your Social Life with WeChat 5.2

Connecting with friends on-the-go just got easier with the latest WeChat update for Android

Showcasing a new and sleek interface, WeChat 5.2 for Android allows you to navigate more easily between features and stay connected with friends on-the-go.

The menu bar is now conveniently placed at the top of the screen, giving you quick access to your favourite features. Just tap and navigate your way through WeChat with a refreshed look and feel.

1. Chats tab takes you to your latest conversations with friends

2. Discover tab will show you Moments, Scan QR Code, Shake, People Nearby, Drift Bottle, Games and Sticker Shop features

3. Contacts brings you directly to your contact list

In addition to the user interface changes, WeChat 5.2 offers more new features.  

Adding Friends gets easier with Friend Radar
With one tap, WeChat’s Friend Radar feature allows you to search other WeChat users in your vicinity and add them to your contact list.  It’s that easy to stay connected and exchange contact information in group settings. Simply press “+” in the menu bar > Add Contacts > Friend Radar.

Easily Meet Up with Friends Using Real-Time Location Sharing
Invite your friends to share their Real-Time Location, and you’ll never have to worry about someone getting lost again.  You can even help them navigate their way on the WeChat map and through an integrated walkie-talkie session. Simply open a chat > + > Locations > “Real-time Location” > View map with your friend’s location.

Find Any Photo in a Group Chat with Newly Added Photo Album
Say goodbye to endless back-scrolling through your group chats to locate your favorite photos. All photos shared in a group chat are now saved in a single, easy-to-access location. Simply open a picture in a group chat > press the icon on the bottom right.

Find Any Chat or Contact Fast with Universal Search
Don’t worry if you forgot that important date or name in a chat conversation.  With WeChat for Android’s Universal Search feature, you can quickly locate any message or contact by typing key words into the search field within the Chats tab.

Customize Your Contact List

This upgrade gives you the option to build out your friends profiles with photos, addresses and business cards. Simply open a contact > select “Remarks” on the drop down menu via the top right icon.

Free Localized Stickers

Spice up any conversation and get your friends laughing by sending them the latest animated stickers that are free for download from the WeChat Sticker Shop. Catch your friends’ attention with flaming red Gamzadori, the forgetful sweet potato, and express yourself with the cute and bubbly BubbleBot.

There are always more being added, so don’t forget to check in for new stickers to share!

More New Features
  • Group Chat Mention Notifications - You will receive a special notification when your name is mentioned in a Group Chat. 
  • Enhanced Video and Audio - Think WeChat couldn’t get any better? WeChat 5.2 for Android comes with boosted video and audio quality and the option of image browsing in chats.
  • LinkedIn Account in WeChat – Show your LinkedIn Account to your friends and know if your friends join the professional network.

This gamut of new and exciting features on WeChat 5.2 for Anroid, complemented with the new, easy-to-use interface means more possibilities for your social life.

To upgrade now and for the latest updates, visit www.wechat.com. WeChat 5.2 is also available on iOS.

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