Hidden Features of Wechat | Best Wechat Tips and Tricks

Now a days most of the people use smartphones instead of normal mobiles because smartphones have so many features compared with normal mobiles. Present android, windows, iPhone are the most used smartphone operating systems. You can download lots of applications for free from app stores. These days communication applications grows very well and every day millions of people creating new accounts on these applications. There are so many communication applications are available for every mobile operating system but few of them have so many members. Those are Whatsapp, Wechat, Line and Viber.

Here I list out some hidden features of Wechat which reduces your work while communicating with your friends.

Hidden Features of Wechat

Send Text Update from Wechat Moments:

By using wechat moments you can take photos and share them with your friends. Instead of sharing images you can also send text update to your friends from wechat moments. For this follow the below steps.

1. Select moments option from the discover tab and you will see your album cover in the next screen.

2. Now click on camera icon on the top of the screen and hold it for a while to see text update screen.

send text update from wechat

3. Now you can type text message and share it with your friends by clicking on send button.

share text update in wechat hidden feature

Shake Mobile to Search New Friends:

Shake is best and unique feature in wechat application to find new friends. By using this feature you can connect with new friends locally or globally. To use this feature follow the below steps.

1. Select shake option from discovery tab and shake your mobile once then it automatically searches for friends locally and globally.

find friends using wechat hidden feature

2. After shaking mobile you’ll see at least one new friend from other location. Here you can see few new friends in my application.

shake mobile feature in wechat

new friend request using wechat hidden featureDrift Bottle:

Drift Bottle is a funny feature because it looks like a game, the main theme of this feature is you need to throw a bottle into ocean with your voice message or text message.

For this first you need to enable drift bottle feature from wechat settings. In settings go to General and choose features option.

settings in wechat android application

Now enable drift bottle from the features option, click on throw bottle to send a voice or text message to someone in the world

features in wechat android application

drift bottle feature discovery tab in wechat

It provides two different options one is voice and another one text. You can choose any one of them. Here I choose text version and type some text in that before throwing the bottle in ocean. If you don’t want these feature simply disable it on features.

drift bottle with message in wechat

By the way you can also pick other people bottle from that ocean using pick option. You definitely like this feature because it’s so funny.

People Nearby:

By using this feature you can search friends who are near on your location. This feature uses your mobile GPS connection and search who are near to your location. Here location means what you set on your wechat account

people nearby feature in discovery tab

To enable this feature just go to settings menu and choose General settings and enable “People nearby” option.

find people near by you using near by in wechatTry these features in your wechat application and let me know if you face any problem while using the application.

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  1. Ashwin singh says:

    So, nice tricks of Wechat, I was knowing some of them but not all so thanks to share it.

  2. lakshman says:

    This article made my day. I used only a few features mentioned above till date and didn’t really know about other ones you mentioned.

  3. aktaruzzaman says:

    do not work wechat shake my Walton primo gh2 hand set.so help me…

  4. my nearby not working it showing unable when ever i use it and shake showing always Chinese people in 5km

  5. vishal sakpal says:

    Need to see that person is online while chat

  6. If I block my moments from a friend in my contact list in past. now I want to unblock him from black list, can he able to see my previous posted moment or just see my new post from now on ? How can I not letting him not see my past post moment?

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  8. laxman dahal says:

    why my wechat 6.2 not search nearby people help.me .I have colours mobile

  9. chandan rai says:

    I m getting answers from drift bottles..any problems or people not replying…??

  10. im using wechat on blackberry Q10, why i could not search for people nearby, instead i always get people form china

  11. i have a wechat id when i go in people nearby i send greetings but its show successfully sent but next person doesnt receive it. and they cant see my self also . why … can you help

  12. What does it mean when there is a foot print mark in your ‘people nearby’ menu?

  13. When I message new people the app shows the message has been sent, but the other party is not receiving any message from me. Also… when I load myself to “people nearby”, It shows like I’m in, but no one can see me at all. I’ve tried numerous times, but I cannot seem to make this feature work. I’m new here and don’t know many people here and I saw a post online that said this was a great app to make new freinds. But so far I am very disappointed and frusterated. I cannot help but think maybe the site is only for Asian people? Also, the wechat team never responds, I’ve waited days for a response. I hate to think the worst of this app. Buy I have no choice at this point. Can you help me?

  14. ‘People nearby’ isn’t working. Data location fail. I’ve tried everything, help

  15. my nearby is not working properly, it showing unable to load your location data . goa back and try again , pls fix it


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