28Mar, 2013

Look Around for Friends with WeChat 2.0 for BlackBerry

Discover new friends near you with Location-Based Services

WeChat_1Jakarta, 25 March 2013 – WeChat, a social communications service available for smartphones, announcednew Location-based features for BlackBerry users. The newest version of WeChat for BlackBerry now integrates both ‘Look Around’ and QR code scanning feature. These features make it easier for users to add new friends or acquaintances by allowing them tosearch the surrounding areas for other WeChat users, requiring only a simple push of a button from the user. The new version also allows users to add their friends by scanning the QR code on their friends’ phone screen. In addition, Animated Emoticons were added in this new BlackBerry version. Now users can express themselves using fun animated emoticons in conversation.WeChat’s BB version 1.0 was launched earlier this year and the WeChat user base in Indonesia has been growing very rapidly with many great user feedback being shared on the App world. Now WeChat is very happy to introduce version 2.0.

Mr. Vincent Wang, Managing Director of MNC Tencent, describes the changes in the latest version of WeChat for BlackBerry as: “BlackBerry is an important platform for us. The new features can help WeChat users connect to other people more conveniently and allow them to enjoy an improved social communication experience.”

WeChat_2WeChat has successfully reached the top position on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store just one week after its TV commercial launch and joint venture establishment in Indonesia. The new company MNC Tencent continues its efforts to develop WeChat and enrich it with new features and performance improvements.

The BlackBerry version of WeChat comes with features that are also found in its Android and iOS siblings, such as instant messaging with attachments, voice messaging or ‘Hold to Talk’ which people find very useful because they can save the time required for typing, and conveniently send voice messages instead. All of these can be used within a group using the Group Chat feature, and all conversations can be spiced up with unique and fun Emoticons.

WeChat can be downloaded free of charge for iOS, Android, BlackBerry , Windows Phone and Symbian devices.. For downloads and more information, please visit: www.wechat.com/id.

About WeChat

WeChat_LogoWeChat is a mobile social communications platform designed for smartphone users.This application allows the users to send free text, voice messages, emoticons, picture, and other files. Users can also do video-chat, add new friends through its social features, utilize location-based services, and share their stories through the unique ‘Moments’ feature in the form of photos, video and URL links.WeChat application is available for iOS, Android OS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Symbian devices. Note that not all features available for different platforms.

For more information and application download, please visit: www.wechat.com/id

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