WeChat and QQ - Useful Instant Communication Apps in China2016-10-19 14:46:16Share:
When you travel to China, it is useful to know that Twitter and Facebook are both blocked there. So you may want to use some apps to get in touch with your friends and family.
WeChat and QQ are two convenient communication apps for travelers in China. You can use them to get in touch with your friends and family in your country, contact your tour guide in China, or meet new friends in China.
You can install them on your phone, computer, or tablet, and they are available for iOS or Android. The following introduction focuses on the app version for phones. Read on to find out what you can do with these two platforms.
Free Instant Message — Text or Voice
These two apps provide the useful function of sending a text or voice message for free. This is useful for making new friends in China.
Free Instant Call — Voice or Video
This is very useful if you have a tour guide or travel advisor in China. You can contact him/her in real time and talk with him/her for free.
Note that this function charges for data transmission but this is not a problem if you are in a Wi-Fi environment.
Sign-up for a New Account — Simple Procedure
To sign up for a WeChat account, you can use a phone number. Download the app and input the information required. It's simpler than signing up for a QQ account.
To sign up for a QQ account, you can use a phone number or email account.
Once you have downloaded the program and opened it, there's a button to press on the interface to sign up for an account. It is free, and the procedure is very straightforward. Once you have your account, you're in, and you can start looking for new friends. You can check out all the options and discover some of the things you can do with it.
WeChat — More Convenient for Foreign Travelers in China
Becoming popular in China with incredible rapidity, WeChat is, in effect, QQ for mobile phones, but is well-adapted to them as an alternative means of communication. More and more foreign travelers are using WeChat now.
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