How to Use WeChat To Chat With Our Drivers:
WeChat is similar with WhatsAPP, you can download and add the driver as the friend with each other, then you could chat smoothly because there is the translation function in WeChat。

 

you may download WeChat here:
IOS download and setup from QQ.com
Andorid download and setup from QQ.com

 

The Key Steps To Use the WeChat:

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1. Register an account

 

- Open WeChat

 

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 Touch the Sign Up button. On the Sign Up screen, choose the region you live in, and then, in the Mobile number field, type your mobile phone number. Touch Sign Up. When it asks you to confirm your number, check your number, and then touch Confirm.

- Verify the accountt

 

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WeChat will send you a text message with a four digit verification code. In the Enter code field, type the verification code, and then touch Submit. If you didn’t get a verification code, touch No verification code received?, and then touch Resend to get another text message or touch Phone Call to get an automated phone call with the

 

2. Adding Friends:

 

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To find friends using their phone number, touch + in the top right corner.

 

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Touch Send Greeting and wait for the people to agree with your request. or touch Add Friend to agree with the people request

 

- Scan the QR code

 

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Another way to add WeChat contacts is to scan the QR code. You can open the Discover feature on your WeChat and scan others' QR code via the built-in QR reader to add your friend within seconds. And also, you can select Me and tap on the QR code icon on the interface to let others scan your QR code to add you to the list.

 

- In the search field, type the phone number of a friend who you know has WeChat.

 

- You can also search by WeChat ID. The WeChat ID is the name you typed in the Full Name field when you created a WeChat account.

 

3. Start a conversation

 

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Now you can start to chat with your contacts on WeChat freely. It is an easy operation:

 

- go to the Contacts on the WeChat interface and tap on a contact's name. Then you can choose to send messages, videos or voice call as you like:

 

- Send messages
Tap on Messages icon and type in a message or send a voice message in the messages field. And to make it more interesting, you can touch the smiley face button to add emotions also. And if you want to send pictures or videos, you can click on the pictures icon or select the camera feature to take a new image or video to send.

 

- Make a voice or video call

 

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When your phone connects to a network, including Wi-fi and phone data, you can have a voice or video call with your contacts without paying any phone bills. Just tap on the "+" icon at the bottom right corner can select Video & Voice Call icon from the list to begin your conversation.

 

4. How to Translate

 

simply by keeping your message held down and then selecting the heading “translate”.

 

Wechat Using Guide and Tutorials

 

 


 

Tourists to China can finally use the country’s massively popular mobile payment systems

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PUBLISHED WED, NOV 6 20192:10 AM EST
Arjun Kharpal
@ARJUNKHARPAL
KEY POINTS
Chinese payment platforms WeChat Pay and Alipay say they can now support foreign credit and debit cards.
Users previously needed a Chinese bank account to use the two platforms, China’s most popular.
Both platforms will now be able to support Visa, Mastercard, Japan’s JCB and Singapore’s Diners Club cards.
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A merchant displaying signs showing that it accepts Alipay and WeChat pay.
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If you’ve ever been on a trip to China, you’ll know that paying for things can be very difficult if you’re a tourist.

WeChat Pay and Alipay are two of the most popular mobile payment methods in China, and most people pay on those platforms using barcodes, known as QR codes, on their phones.

Not many places accept foreign cards like Visa or Mastercard and tourists have few options but to use cash — but all that’s about to change.

Chinese tech giant Tencent operates WeChat Pay’s QR code payment systems, while Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial runs Alipay’s platform. Previously, users could not use the two digital payment platforms if they did not have a Chinese bank account

But On Tuesday, Ant Financial announced it is launching a version of the Alipay app that will support international debit or credit cards. After downloading Alipay on Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS, users can register for the international version of the app using their foreign mobile number.

Users can then top up money onto a pre-paid virtual card and begin using Alipay across China. Ant Financial said Alipay will support Visa, Mastercard, Japan’s JCB and Singapore’s Diners Club cards.

Tencent also said on Tuesday that it would provide support for the same cards, as well as American Express, on WeChat Pay.

Visa tweeted in response to the Tencent news: “This partnership means that we’ll be working towards an environment where Visa cardholders will be able to use their Visa card in China at the millions of places where WeChat Pay is accepted, instead of having to rely on cash.”

Millions of visitors go to China each year. In 2018, a total of 141 million inbound visitors were in China, up 1.2% compared to a year earlier.

This is the first time WeChat Pay and Alipay will be available to international users.

So far both companies have focused on getting merchants abroad to accept the payment methods so that Chinese tourists can pay when they go on holiday. But both firms have not launched versions of their apps for users based outside mainland China and Hong Kong.

source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/06/alipay-wechat-pay-allow-tourists-in-china-to-use-foreign-cards.html

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Alipay, WeChat Pay Open Apps to Foreigners Visiting China

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Bloomberg
Bloomberg News
BloombergNovember 6, 2019
Alipay, WeChat Pay Open Apps to Foreigners Visiting China
(Bloomberg) -- Chinese payments giants Alipay and WeChat Pay, long a source of worry among competitors abroad, plan to open up their platforms to foreigners visiting the mainland as regulators ease restrictions.

The apps, which dominate payments across the world’s second-largest economy and have even supplanted cash at some businesses, announced the plans in rapid succession after previously requiring users to have local accounts. Opening up to visitors may give an incremental boost to spending on the platforms -- but for overseas firms, it has big implications, potentially helping pave the way for future adoption abroad.

“Although there will be some revenue coming from the foreigners using the card, the more interesting aspect is how seamless the cross-border Alipay and WeChat Pay experience is becoming,” said Zennon Kapron, founder and director of research consultant Kapronasia.

Behind the scenes, China’s central bank recently told a number of payments firms they will soon be allowed to plug foreign cards into their apps for use in China, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Previously, regulatory concerns about money laundering and cross-border cash flows had prevented that from happening. The central bank offered no immediate comment to an inquiry sent by fax.

The move will provide relief to some of the more-than 30 million people who visit China annually and sometimes struggle to find alternate payment methods. Alipay and Tencent account for 94% of the country’s mobile-payment market.

Already, Alipay and WeChat Pay’s logos are visible in stores and taxis in major cities around the world as the firms focus on helping Chinese travelers there. The expectation across the industry is that the apps will someday use that infrastructure to attract locals in those destinations.

To be sure, the ability to work with credit cards is still pending. In its announcement, Ant Financial’s Alipay laid out a system that will work around current restrictions and can start immediately.

Alipay said it’s letting travelers use a prepaid card service provided by the Bank of Shanghai. That means customers will have to periodically top off that account, which will be limited in amount.

In contrast, Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat Pay intends to let people more directly connect their existing cards to its app. Visa described that plan in a statement of support early Wednesday in China, saying it will essentially enable its cards to work across China.

“This is a great step forward, both for consumers traveling to China and the overall payments industry,” Visa said. “This partnership means that we’ll be working towards an environment where Visa cardholders will be able to use their Visa card in China at the millions of places where WeChat Pay is accepted, instead of having to rely on cash.”

The companies didn’t provide a time frame.

Tencent, acknowledging that it’s working under guidelines from regulators, said it has been discussing cooperation with U.S. card-network operators Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover as well as Japan’s JCB to support the linking of overseas credit cards to Wechat Pay.

(Updates with researcher’s comment, regulatory guidance, statistics on market from third paragraph.)

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Lucille Liu in Beijing at xliu621@bloomberg.net;Heng Xie in Beijing at hxie34@bloomberg.net;Lulu Yilun Chen in Hong Kong at ychen447@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jun Luo at jluo6@bloomberg.net, David Scheer

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source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/alipay-wechat-pay-open-apps-044840536.html