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WeChat

WeChat is a multi-purpose instant messaging, social media and mobile payment app used primarily (but not exclusively) by Chinese Newcomers. You can use text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, create group chats with up to 500 members and group video calls with up to 9 people.

Description

WeChat is a multi-purpose instant messaging, social media and mobile payment app used primarily (but not exclusively) by Chinese Newcomers. You can use text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, create group chats with up to 500 members and group video calls with up to 9 people.

Current known uses in the sector

  • WeChat is used by Settlement Practitioners and organizations serving Newcomers from China.
  • WeChat can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to communicate securely and effectively with Newcomers who prefer digital messaging as a way to stay connected and informed.

Video overview

Pricing

WeChat is free to use.

Service Context and activities with descriptions about how it could be used in each context – from simple uses to more complex

Ease of use & Accessibility

WeChat doesn’t have information about accessibility on its site.

Mobile friendly

WeChat is primarily used through mobile apps, but is also available for Windows, Mac, and web access.

Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption

WeChat is not considered a secure platform to use to share personally identifiable information with clients. However, like Facebook, it can be used as part of the service continuum.

Multilingual capabilities

You can change the default language in WeChat. However, WeChat indicates that “Hebrew, Hindi and Polish are no longer supported.”

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