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WeChat Upgrades to Version 5.1, Introduces New Features and Games for Everyone

By Kevin Bruce Francisco - on 24 Jan 2014, 10:29am

WeChat Upgrades to Version 5.1, Introduces New Features and Games for Everyone

Steve Zheng, Business Development Manager of WeChat, proudly announced that WeChat is the most-searched social messaging app according to Google Trends in the Philippines.

WeChat has rolled out its latest 5.1 update so its still-growing users can enjoy more features and games to help them pass the time even while on-the-move. 

Some of the new things that you will find in this update is that WeChat now allows support for the latest versions of iOS and Android and use group messaging to converse with a regular of 40 users or join at most two sized-up group chats with up to 100 users each. There's also StoryCam for WeChat that lets you use your own words words to describe the 'what', 'where' and 'when' of your photos. With festival watermarks, filters and real-time location based information, you can now personalize and share any moment. You can download StoryCam for WeChat for free and start telling your photo stories.

Features of StoryCam for WeChat include:

  • Choose from five photo themes: Featured, Place, Weather, Food and Lifestyle
  • Enhance photos with up to 13 free filters
  • Receive real-time location, weather and date updates
  • Edit your location and stories
  • Place watermarks wherever you want on your photos
  • Share photos easily with WeChat friends, on Moments or by email

That's not all, here's a list of all the other things you can do with WeChat:

  • Edit ‘Favorite Messages’ – Save your favorite text and voice messages, photos and videos to ‘Favorite Messages’- the first cloud-based storage service on mobile social communication apps – to view and share again anytime. You can edit and add new content to saved messages in any way you want.
  • Register with Email Address – You have more choices to connect with WeChat – you can register with your email address to start chatting with friends.
  • Gmail Contact Integration – Link to your Google account, find out who else is using WeChat and add them to your friends list.
  • Supports Latest Smartphone iOS Platforms – WeChat 5.1 is optimized to support the latest versions on both iOS and Android.

For all the game-lovers out there, here are the new titles that WeChat has announced during the event:

Gunz Dash, one of the pioneering titles of WeChat Games, lets players choose their favorite heroes and let them embark on exciting adventures in a fantasy universe. Whether in solo or multiplayer mode, users can speed through worlds and collect coins for a high score in this exciting 2D animated, side-scrolling race game. Plus point: Gunz Dash’s setting can be customized to activate music and sound effect to enhance the gaming experience.

2 Day’s Match, on the other hand, is a brand new casual puzzle game which works by matching two tiles of same kind. Challenge yourself by clearing all pairs and work your way to win the crown. 2Day’s Match users can switch from playing in solo stage mode to multiplayer mode which allows you to spark matches with your friends or people nearby.

To take the puzzle gaming further, Craz3 Match makes players match tiles in groups of three and eliminate some seriously cute animals. Users can also boost their scores with magical items like Quick Hint, Shark, Time Reverse, Unlock, and Level Up to boost their points against other players.

Lastly, Wreckless Racer that will be available soon on WeChat Games, is a new speed racing game with cutting-edge graphics and heart-pounding actions for the ultimate thrill to the finishing line!

The latest WeChat 5.1 update, games, and StoryCam for WeChat are now available for both Android and iOS users.