Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let's Chat with WeChat - New way to connect !

I was invited to this Avast! and WeChat Launch Event last week. So I was like WeChat ? What is that.. ??

WeChat was held in the Zouk where more than 200 bloggers, local celebrities, media members and partners at KL are briefed what is WeChat all about.Besides that Avast! version 7 antivirus was launched as well. Avast! official distributor APAC Ventures Sdn Bjd also announced its collobration with TenCent, the China's largest internet service provider company in the launch of its social app WeChat in Malaysia.

So I found out WeChat is a new way to connect , via mobile communication tool. It's like Whatsapp or Line but not exactly like it because it has more fun features such as Moments, Look Around , Shake and Drift Bottle. Sounds so Cheeky right ??

Moments is where you can share your thought and pictures with your close friends at WeChat at the moment you spotted something interesting!

Look Around is a function where you can look around and find a new friends to chat!

Shake is a very fun application where each time you shake your phone you can exchange your contact info with someone who is shaking near you and add them as your friend!

Drift Bottle is where you like the olden days you can pick up random drift bottle and read the message but here they have the function to reply back and make new friends!

Besides that WeChat has function where photos can be taken and embellished with artistic filters, captioned and put into a personal photo journal, and share with your friends almost immediately!

WeChat supports sending voice, video, photo and text messages besides that one can also start group chatting and find people nearby according to location data. It works on iOS, Android and Symbian devices at this moment. WeChat is integrated with Facebook Connect so you can invited your facebook friends directly into WeChat application without much hassle! User data is protected via on-demand contact list backup and retrieval to/from a cloud-based service. With the above features, WeChat provides a complete, robust, and secure social networking platform that emphasizes user privacy and fast response performance.

WeChat (or Weixin in Chinese) is developed by Tencent who are also also the people behind famous QQ chat in China too! Currently I was told WeChat has hit 100 million users as for March 2012 but only a very small percentage of them make up for the English speaking users as most of them are from China..And the company hopes that by launching it in Malaysia, the percentage of English speaking users will increase!

At the event too, Avast! has launched their version 7 antivirus! And it supposed to be Lighter and Faster!

p/s: I have just installed Avast! in my laptop using the installer given from the event, so far so good!

Leng Yein the MC -Hmm am I the only one who feels her makeup is weird especially on the eyes area?

Tencent's Deputy General Manager, Norman Tam

Representive from Avast HQ from Czech Republic

After the launch, there are dinner & performance for us!

APAC Venture took opportunity at the event to reward their business partner too by presenting appreciation gift.

Besides that, there is games as well.. where 2 persons who has added the most people on their WeChat that night will wins a prize!

Nur Ain won one of the prize and its Hello Kitty speaker! Congrats babe!

Event comes to an ends with group pic with fellow bloggers!

And another group pic with Bro Framestone & friends before I leave!

So do you want to Chat with WeChat?

You can download and install it on your phone at

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