WeChat Adds Vine-Style Instant Videos, Beefs Up Mobile Wallet


WeChat’s latest update brings two new features to the mobile messaging app.

The first is a Vine-style video feature called Sight, which allows the user to create six second video clips to send to friends.

Users can send these auto-playing messages in personal chats or via the WeChat moments feature, that allows you to post onto Twitter and Facebook.

You simply click the + button while messaging, press and hold the video option to record the clip, and release to instantly send it.

wechatThe other upgrades are to the app’s mobile wallet, which is currently only available on the Chinese version of the messaging app.

It includes a feature that lets you store event tickets, loyalty cards and gift certificates, similar to Apple’s Passbook app.

WeChat have added a whole host of features over the past year, including a taxi-booking service, a gift giving option, and their mobile wallet, which is mainly used to buy sticker packs and games.

They have also introduced a passcode option, so users can keep their financial information secure.

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