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WeChat updates to 5.0 for iOS, gets its own sticker shop

WeChat, the most downloaded mobile social app on the App Store in numerous countries in July, just released their 5.0 update for the iOS. WeChat recently announced their 70 million registered user accounts worldwide milestone and they continue to innovate and bring new features to meet customer needs.

WeChat 5.0

What’s new in WeChat 5.0 is the introduction of the Sticker Shop which is supported by online payment allows users to download and pay for stickers via the platform. Unfortunately, there are no free stickers at the moment for its users to play with.

WeChat also did a number of UI improvements. WeChat made it easier to add friends with their upgraded “˜Adding Contacts’ function, as well as made communicating with them simpler with a refined “˜Quick Entry’ for the group chat function. The widely-used Look Around feature is now called People Nearby under the Discovery button.

In addition, other platform updates include

  • Making sharing web pages to Facebook easier for those who have linked their Facebook account to their WeChat.
  • A revamped “˜Official Accounts’ user interface making it more convenient for users to group brand accounts into one single category reducing clutter in chat screens.
  • A new “˜Save Messages’ function allows users to keep sentimental text and voice messages and photos.

WeChat 5.0 for iOS is now available for download. WeChat 5.0 for Android will be available at a later date.

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