I am sure everyone of us are very much excited this Christmas season. This year’s Christmas countdown, there are about five days left before everyone brings out sparklers for Noche Buena, attends the last day of Simbang Gabi, and huddles around trees for gift-giving. A fantastic celebration follows as we welcome 2014 in a few days after Christmas. To help you ride along with the holiday rush, count on WeChat to be your digital buddy with features that let you tick your to-dos for the season in just a matter of taps and swipes.
First, let us us learn what is WeChat?
What is WeChat?
WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users. WeChat is free for download from app stores running on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems*. It is the most downloaded mobile social app in many markets with more than 100 million registered accounts in international markets.
WeChat users can add friends via a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ phone books and activating location-based functions such as “People Nearby” and “Shake”. The platform enhances social interaction by supporting exchanging of text, voice and video, stickers, and photos with their friends over data networks or under Wi-Fi environments. Users can choose to communicate one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.
5 Ways to enjoy WeChat Holiday Features:
Box 1: Send out holiday greeting cards
It’s that time of the year again when postcard stands are all decked out with advanced well wishes for Christmas and New Year. This season, make it more unique and personalized with digital versions of these written notes by claiming your WeChat holiday gift rolling out since yesterday.
- WeChat Exclusive Holiday Features 2013
Below is the Photo of my WeChat Personalized Voice Greeting card and here is the link to hear me sing my simple Christmas message at http://act.wechat.com/xmascard/index.php?card=52b3ec31762173211100000c&t=xmas_03&mp=wechatph .
- Mommy Jem on WeChat Personalized Voice Greeting Card
To start, download WeChat by scanning the QR code below or by visiting <wechat.com>.
It is so easy to create the Personalized WeChat Voice Greeting Card.
- Find WeChat team in your contacts list.
- Simply send a holiday photo followed by a festive voice message using the Hold to Talk feature to the WeChat Team
- You’ll receive custom Christmas e-cards to share with friends and family via WeChat Moments or via the ‘Share to Facebook’ button on top.
Impress your Friends with Personalised WeChat Voice Greeting Cards. What I like about Personalized WeChat Voice Greeting Card is that you can choose Holiday card theme such as Red Christmas, Holiday ornaments, Silent night, White wonderland, O’ Christmas Tree, Season’s Greetings, Reindeer Sweater, Snowflakes, and Ring in the Holidays. Also, it sound’s cute if you can hear a voice from the sender of this greeting card and you can even sing a short Merry Christmas message.
What’s more cool with these greeting cards is that by December 26, these greeting cards will shift to New Year templates which you can again send out to your loved ones. These templates are WeChat’s holiday treats for its community which will be up until January 8, 2014.
Don’t forget to ask your friends to ‘share’ and ‘like’ your card with #WeChatXmas and @WeChat Philippines. You could win an iPhone 5S!
Claim these WeChat holiday gifts before 8 January 2014 and start sharing some cheer with your friends!
Box 2: Organize Christmas parties
For a season that bursts with all kinds of celebration at the seams, planning Christmas and New Year’s parties can turn anyone into a real Grinch. Get back into the organizing scene minus the hassle with WeChat’s Group Messaging that maintains communications among up to 40 friends in one group whether via text, voice, or video.
Isn’t it wonderful? This is exactly what I need with my close friends, I’ve got to share this now!
A plus point: Have your friends remember party venues using WeChat’s location-based feature which allows you to send maps in seconds.
Box 3: Complete shopping lists
I am almost done with my Christmas shopping but I think I’ll be having a last-minute shopping. With WeChat’s Moments, you can post your Christmas wishlists, invite your family and friends do the same way via this feature and you can pick for what your family and friends truly want this Christmas.
Compressed in one timeline, you can share and receive photos, videos, links, and comments from your gifts’ recepients even while on the go.
Box 4: Call relatives abroad
Christmas and New Year are those times of the year when merriment instantly brings family and friends together.
With WeChat, you can also have your loved ones from different points of the globe virtually join in the fun with one quick Video Call integrated in the application.
Box 5: Record moments
One of the best parts of the season is sharing occasions with special people who have marked or are bound to mark your life. We usually wanted to capture and save photos whenever there are important events. so never to miss out on the details, WeChat pins down your stories for you with Storycam, which is developed by Tencent solely for WeChat.
StoryCam allows everyone to share their stories through themed photos including Featured, Place, Weather, Food, and Lifestyle. To do this, users can start by capturing a photo, enhancing it using up to 15 free filters, applying real-time location, weather, and date updates, and even placing watermarks wherever you want on the photo.
For more details and application download, please visit www.wechat.com.
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*Some features are limited to certain operating systems due to the product development cycle.