WeChat shoots up its rapid success to the global virtual ladder as it garners 379% more users from last year! It’s no surprise that its skyrocket rise to popularity has earned them 14% market share, just next to the famous photo-sharing application Instagram with 21% market share.
Here are just a few of the remarkable achievements WeChat has acquired so far (and I trust that there will surely be more):
– 2nd most searched app in India
– 2nd most searched and downloaded in India
– One of the TOP 3 searched apps in the Philippines
– MOST SEARCHED SOCIAL MESSAGING APP IN THE WORLD!
Yes, you read that right. And please, let me reiterate just for the sake of it: The trending application is now recognized as the most searched social messaging application in the global community!
It has long been known that Philippines is acknowledged as the global texting capital. But not only that, it is also well-known as one of the countries with the fastest growing market for smartphones. Social networking has become very prominent with regards to capturing everyone’s attention, but I’m glad to note that virtual games continue to stay on top in this field.
Continuing this line of thought, WeChat is proud to present its upgraded version 5.1, a version which features not only social messaging, video calls, group chats, sharing of life’s moments, voice messaging, but also various digital games that everyone would surely enjoy!
Let me show you the different games WeChat has launched:
1. Gunz Dash
One of the pioneering titles of WeChat Games, this game lets players choose their favourite heroes and let them embark on exciting adventures in a fantasy universe. Whether in solo or multiplayer mode, users can speed through worlds and collect coins for a high score in this exciting 2D animated side-scrolling race game. Plus point: Gunz Dash’s setting can be customized to activate music and sound effect to enhance the gaming experience.
2. 2Day’s Match
On the other hand, Day’s Match is a brand new casual puzzle game which works by matching two tiles of same kind. Challenge yourself by clearing all pairs and work your way to win the crown. 2Day’s Match users can switch from playing in solo stage mode to multiplayer mode which allows you to spark matches with friends or people nearby.
3. Craz3 Match
WeChat’s second title Craz3 Match makes players match tiles in groups of three and eliminate some seriously cute animals. Users can also boost their scores with magical items like Quick Hint, Shark, Time Reverse, Unlock, and Level Up to boost their points against other players.
These games are easy to play, yet addictive once you get started. Trust me, I’d been there. Play the game of your choice and try not to smash your phone over.
Oh, you didn’t think that WeChat would limit itself with social messaging and the games, did you? If you did, then boy were you wrong. WeChat 5.1 also introduces StoryCam for WeChat!
You can now use your own words to describe the ‘what’, ‘where’, and ‘when’ of your photos with this exclusive app. With festival watermarks, filters and real-time location based information, you can now personalize and share any moment.
Features of StoryCam for WeChat include:
– Select from five photo themes: Featured, Place, Weather, Food and Lifestyle
– Enhance photos with up to 13 free filters
– Receive real-time location, weather, and date updates
– Edit your location and stories
– Place watermarks wherever you want on your photos
– Share photos easily with WeChat friends, on Moments or by email
Not only that, but you can now also expand members in your group chat!
See, the upgrade comes with enhanced features which allow users to support the latest platforms of iOS and Android, use group messaging to converse with a regular of 40 users or join at most two sized-up group chats with up to 100 users each.
Further features of WeChat 5.1 include the following:
• Edit ‘Favorite Messages’
• Register with Email Address
• Gmail Contact Integration
• Supports Latest Smartphone iOS Platforms
Innovative, classy, yet a hell lot of fun. Those are the words that would sum up the newly-upgraded version of WeChat. So I’m going to take a moment and be awfully cliché about it: What are you waiting for? Upgrade now!
Karina is not your ordinary supermom. She juggles her time bonding with her three amazing kids while being in the loop on the latest happenings in the tech and lifestyle scene. Follow me on Instagram (@digitalfilipina) regularly visit www.digitalfilipina.com for daily dose of updates not just for moms but for everyone!