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28 Jan 2018

Making Sense of WeChat When You Don't Know Chinese

I realised that despite being so immensely useful, less than 20% or 800,000 out of 4 million of WeChat users in Singapore use WeChat daily. Why is it so?

Firstly, many are frightened by the Chinese language, including many Chinese that studied Chinese as a subject in school all the way to 16 years old.  They told me that since they are not familiar with Chinese, and Chinese being the most commonly used language in WeChat, they have decided to not use WeChat often.

Well, to understand correctly, there are total 21 languages that you use in WeChat, including Spanish, Jewish, Malay, Japanese and Korean.  You can always go to "Me" page, select "Settings", then "General", and change the language to the language of your choice.

Even with this, some people told me that they still receive many postings on WeChat Moments and since they don't understand Chinese much, they decided not to read them.

Well, there is a translate function in WeChat where you can translate all messages.  How about articles and postings on WeChat Moments?  You can actually copy that posting, then send a message to yourself on WeChat, and simply use the translate function to translate that.

Once you've resolved the language hurdle issue, you can start to use WeChat frequently. How to become an active WeChat user?  There are 5 steps, and we shall cover this in our next article.  If you too want to learn how to WeChat in a friendly and non-threatening manner, come for our 26th run of:

Date: 30 Jan 2018 Tue 2 to 6 pm
Fee: Special $99 (67% off usual $298)
Extra special $79 each for 3 (74% off)
Ultra special $59 each for 5 (80% off)
Venue: 51 Cuppage Road 07-21 (behind Centrepoint, Somerset MRT station)
Limit to 15 seats as this is hands-on learning. We provide 1-month FREE coaching via WeChat. Details and book at
  1. The 5 Ways to Market using WhatsApp
  2. Messages that people read and like
  3. Power of WeChat as a SuperApp: what it can do beyond messaging
  4. The 8 ways to add friends on WeChat
  5. The 28 unique functions of WeChat
  6. How to open WeChat Wallet without opening bank account in China
  7. How to transfer money and use WeChat Red Packets and Wallet services
  8. WeChat Message Broadcast: 8 steps
  9. How to accept WeChat payments in RMB but received as S$ in your local bank a/c
  10. WeChat Official Account: its functions and how to set up in 3 steps
  11. The 12 Ways to Sell on WeChat FOC
  12. Using WeChat Wallet Group Buy to promote your business FOC
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