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Minimum age to create an account according to WeChat
13+ Minimum age to create an account according to WeChat

If under 13 you need permission from a parent or guardian.

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.

Website: wechat.com

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use WeChat?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use social media like WeChat.

WeChat is used for: content sharing, encrypted, gaming, in-app purchasing, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, voice chat and video calling.

How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?

How can you protect your personal information?

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