Sitting down with your child and exploring WeChat together is a great way for you to learn more about the platform and discuss ways your child can stay safe.
There are lots of different features available on WeChat and you should agree some rules with your child about which ones they’re allowed to use. Here are some of the features you might want to discuss with them:
• Moments - similar to a Facebook newsfeed, Moments is the ability to post images, text, share music and comment with friends. All content posted is visible to that group of friends and you can also share your location.
• Group chat - with up to 50 people, but you can pay to add more people.
• Tickle - double tap on a friend's profile in a group or private chat and a tickle message will be displayed.
• Shake - shake your phone and be connected to anyone else around the world who is also shaking their phone.
• People Nearby - using location settings, find people nearby and connect/add friends and communicate.
• Friend radar - If you've just made a group of new friends in real life and want to swap contact information you can open "Friend Radar". This shares your information and adds the entire group as a friend.