We recently shared “10 Ideas to Boost Your China Experience” and recommended you “get local” also by downloading some helpful apps. Apps can certainly make your travels immensely easier and stress-free and the number one app we recommend you start with is Wechat.
WeChat is basically a messaging app, the Chinese version of WhatsApp, only much more comprehensive. Of course, you can add people as contacts to communicate with, but or you can go a few steps further and do much more with this app. Here are some of the features you can find on Wechat and how they can help you when traveling China:
Companies and individuals can open official accounts on Wechat to promote and even sell their goods and services. These accounts are like Facebook pages and many are using those accounts to promote events and share interesting content and news. Following an account is easy and can provide you with lots of insights and useful information for traveling.
You can start by following ChinaClickGo.com account! Scan the QR code below or search our account name – ClickGo.
Adding contacts and follow official accounts is easy – press the + symbol on the upper right menu and choose “Scan QR code”, or go to “Add contacts” and type in a mobile number or a contact/ account ID name to follow them.
Unlike Whatsapp, groups are open and new contacts can join all the time (some groups will require having a Wechat wallet to join them) and can open a new window of opportunities for you. There are groups of Foodies and photographers, job seekers and bicycle-riding lovers; you can always search key words and look for a relevant group, or start a group of your own with other travelers you’ve met and connected on Wechat along the way.
Share your experience on WeChat moments and let your friends know how you are doing and where you are traveling. Moments are like your Facebook news feed where you can see what your friends are sharing and liking, then write them a comment, like or share their content too.
Save articles, pictures and screenshots to your favorite folder when you can find them later. This feature is really convenient if you want to just brows through news and save articles to read later. Then, when you arrive at a new place you have all things ready to use, all in one place.
Wechat has many more features that can enhance your travel experience and make it fun, easy and more “local”.
Click here and download the app now. Then follow ChinaClickGo’s Wechat account (search for user ID: ClickGo or scan the QR code above) and start exploring all other options as well
Go to ChinaClickGo.com to start plan you China Dream Trip!
If you really want to “go local”, download WeChat to your mobile phone,scan the QR code below to follow us, or look for the ID: ClickGo