Friday, November 16, 2012

WeChat

If you haven't heard of WeChat, you need to seriously keep up with the world. Just like Whatsapp, WeChat is a multimedia messaging platform for mobile phones. But unlike Whatsapp, WeChat is keeping up with the times.

To start, WeChat is stretched to fit the iPhone 5 and Whatsapp is still stuck in medieval times. The Whatsapp window just looks weird. Apart from the fact that it's not utilising the longer screen of the phone, the OCD side of me just find the black patches irk me.

Also, the convenient switch to voice chat only means that I can send a message to a friend who may be driving or cooking. I'm not encouraging texting and driving at the same time but your passenger will be able to just play it for you or sending out a text which requires only a fraction of the effort taking up ONE second at the traffic lights. Not to mention if you're living in very different time zones, you can drop your friend a "voice message" that can be picked up anytime at their convenience.

Being Asian, having emoticons in my messages just add that bit of sparkle and fun. And do you know, that if you send a message with "Happy Birthday" in it, icons of cakes will drop from the top of the screen. It's not a tool of utility but hey, it is interesting. If there are other "codes" that trigger other icons "falling", do inform me!

Whatsapp, you have to pull up your sock before you lose your market share which you have built up over the years... Slowly but surely...

Go download your WeChat now! If you must know... I'm not getting paid a single cent by them...

***Update*** The day after I published this article, the update was out and viola, Whatsapp is catching up! I'm not deleting this as I feel that they still need to improve and the speed done in today's context, is far from acceptable. But well done... For now!

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try "I love you"

Anonymous said...

Try "love you" roses will appear, im trying hard to crack the codes too

Laguna Bardwell said...

Around New Year, when you wish somebody a happy new year, money bags will fall.

On top of this, saying "I love you" makes roses fall, and saying "I miss you" makes pink hearts (wrapped in ribbons) fall.

I'm looking for other such emoticons myself, but I think they're mostly associated with romance and holidays.

Sid said...

In case you hadn't found this one yet, saying "I miss you" causes hearts with flowers on to fall. And the cakes are triggered by just "birthday"

I'd like to know more too, myself!

Anonymous said...

miss universe n some sparkling star will fall

cherry rainbowfrost said...

I love you n I miss you are not working ! Huhuhuu

Ryan Ho said...

type 'miss u'will drop star,

'birthday'will drop cake

and two chinese alphabet
'想你了'=(miss u)
'么么哒'will drop the kiss emotion

Anonymous said...

type 'miss u'will drop star,

'birthday'will drop cake

and two chinese alphabet
'想你了'=(miss u)
'么么哒'will drop the kiss emotion

Ryan Ho said...

type 'miss u'will drop star,

'birthday'will drop cake

and two chinese alphabet
'想你了'=(miss u)
'么么哒'will drop the kiss emotion

Anonymous said...

"miss you" makes stars fall on the screen

Dinesh Bhardwaj said...

Few words are
i miss u
happy
love
weddings
New year
Happy Diwali

Dinesh Bhardwaj said...

Few words are
i miss u
happy
love
weddings
New year
Happy Diwali

Anonymous said...

I don't get any icons falling for I love you ! Hmmm

Anonymous said...

They aren't working ..do we have to unlock or chnge settings for it to work ?

Anonymous said...

I love you isnt working nw..bt u cn hav miss you which lead to falling of stars

Anonymous said...

Miss u makes sparkling stars fall.. I love you n love u are not working

Anonymous said...

miss u & birthday working only..:-(

Anonymous said...

Try to write miss you

Anonymous said...

any settings to be done to get all these????!!!!
I got oly fr miss you and happy birthday

Anonymous said...

I think no settings required.. it's just miss u n birthday works..

jenish kachhadia said...

么么哒 and this works too...

Anonymous said...

Try this ---> muahhh

Anonymous said...

u can check this word
Hunm

Anonymous said...

So far I found these:
miss u
birthday
baci
muahhh
hunm

Faridd said...

Try word "besok"

Superb

Anonymous said...

Try "muahh" kiss smiley appers

Anonymous said...

As of today:
Diwali
Muahh/besos/besok/cium
I miss you
Happy thanksgiving

These are what i know so far

Anonymous said...

Happy halloween
Happy birthday
Miss u
Muah
I know only these 4, is there anything else?

Scott Stork said...

if you say "kiss you" a face with a kiss falls.... kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you kiss you

Scott Stork said...

If you write KISS YOU then a kiss falls

Anonymous said...

Try "happy thanksgiving"

Anonymous said...

Try Happy thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

try 'kiss you' same effect as 'muah'

Anonymous said...

try 'kiss you' same effect as 'muah

Anonymous said...

I'll kiss you - try it it really works

Anonymous said...

Try to type beso

Anonymous said...

Try "beso"

mehwish saeed said...

Birthday
Miss you
Calcium

Anonymous said...

Try "beso"

Anonymous said...

xoxo

Anonymous said...

beso is for falling heart

Anonymous said...

Type 'beso'

Intan Hafizah said...

Try tgese words. Xoxo, bacin, beso, besok, cium,muah

Anonymous said...

Kiss you drops kissy faces

Anonymous said...

"beso" is working as well

Anonymous said...

bacio, baci in italian works too

Anonymous said...

kiss you

Anonymous said...

kiss you

Anonymous said...

Happy thanksgiving......works

Anonymous said...

I miss you
Birthday
I kiss you
Only These work

Vibhu said...

muah was woking until yesterday, not anymorw :(
even kiss, besos, calcium are not working now...
only miss u & birthday works

Scarlet Frizx said...

Muah, xoxo, birthday, bacin, baci.

Scarlet Frizx said...

Calsium still work

Joyce Lim said...

can try to type "angpao"
there will falling money bag
lol

Joyce Lim said...

try "angpao", will falling money bags

Anonymous said...

can try to type "angpao"
there will falling money bag
lol

yayiemai said...

Sayang pink hearts fall