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What is WeChat?
WeChat is a Chinese social media service that is used worldwide. It combines social media posting (moments), online messaging, voice chat, video calling and payment services in a single platform. It is accessed via mobile app, a web browser or PC application. Once you have set up a profile, you add contacts by searching for their phone number or using their unique WeChat ID. You can also search for people nearby — one of many location-based features that let you interact with other members in your vicinity.
WeChat lets you send voice messages within chat. This functionality is useful when communicating in languages that don't use a Roman alphabet keyboard. If you have a bank account registered on WeChat you can exchange funds with other members. Australian bank accounts cannot be registered, but some Australian businesses do accept WeChat payments.
How do people use WeChat?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use social media like WeChat.
How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?
- Reporting content on a profile
How to report inappropriate content via a member's WeChat Profile.
- Report abusive content
A form to report abusive content.
- Block someone on WeChat
How to stop someone from contacting you on WeChat.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Privacy settings
Learn how to make your WeChat account as secure as possible.
- Permissions for Moments
Manage who can see what you post in moments.
- Control information shared by Facebook with WeChat
To use WeChat, you can sign up with a Facebook account. Adjust your Facebook settings to control what information is shared with WeChat.
- How do I permanently delete my WeChat account?
The steps you take to permanently delete your account.
Outlines what information WeChat collects about you and how that information is used.
Key safety links
- WeChat help
Offers a range of general help, safety and security information.
- How can I use WeChat securely?
Advice on how to keep your WeChat account secure.
- Account protection
Outlines the steps you can take if you suspect that your account has been compromised.
- Acceptable use policy
Outlines the rules you agree to by using WeChat.