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How to get a WeChat account?

By December 26, 2022No Comments

To sign up for a WeChat account, you can follow these steps:

  • Download the WeChat app on your device. You can find the app on the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play Store (for Android devices).
  • Open the WeChat app and tap on “Sign Up” to start the process.
  • Select your country and enter your phone number. WeChat will send you a verification code via SMS.
  • Enter the verification code and tap “Next”.
  • Create a password for your WeChat account. Make sure to choose a strong password that is hard to guess.
  • Enter your name and tap “Next”.
  • If you want, you can add a profile photo and set up any other additional settings.
  • Tap “Done” to complete the sign-up process.

To verify your WeChat account, you will need to provide a valid phone number and complete the SMS verification process. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the WeChat app and tap on “Me” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on your profile photo in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “My Account” and then tap on “Phone Number”.
  • Follow the prompts to enter your phone number and complete the SMS verification process. WeChat will send you a verification code via SMS, which you will need to enter in the app to complete the verification process.
  • Once you have completed the SMS verification process, your WeChat account will be verified.

Note: In some cases, you may also be asked to provide additional information or documents to verify your account. This may include a government-issued ID, passport, or other identity documents. And sometimes WeChat may require you to ask someone who already have a WeChat account to scan a QR code you will send to them, if this is the case for you it will show clearly how to do it in the App. You can send it to me and I will be happy to help you, connect with me on WhatsApp or Facebook to share the QR code with me.

 My WhatsApp QR code

That’s it! You should now have a WeChat account. You can start using WeChat to send messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with your friends and family.

To use WeChat Pay with your WeChat account, you will need to set up the payment feature in the app and link a bank card to your account. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the WeChat app and tap on “Me” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on the “Wallet” icon.
  • Tap on “Add a Card” to link your bank card to your WeChat account.
  • Follow the prompts to enter your card information and complete the linking process.
  • Once your card has been linked, you can use WeChat Pay to make payments at participating merchants, transfer money to other users, and more.

Note: In order to use WeChat Pay, you will need to have a bank card that is issued by a bank that supports WeChat Pay. Not all banks support WeChat Pay, so you may need to check with your bank to see if your card is compatible. To put it simply, basically, you need a card issued by a Chinese bank. If you do not have a Chinese bank card then I recommend you to download AliPay which seems to accept more foreign cards, like Payoneer for example.

Once you have set up WeChat Pay and linked a compatible bank card to your account, you can use the service to make payments at participating merchants, transfer money to other users, and more.

It is possible to use WeChat Pay outside of China, but the availability of the service may vary depending on your location. I have experienced WeChat telling me that the service is only available to Mainland China ID-card holders when I tried to use WeChat Pay outside China. It is primarily available in countries where WeChat has a strong user base, such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, and some countries in Europe and South America.