WeChat makes it easy to connect with people you don't know. You're able to search for 'people nearby', which shows you other users up to 5km away. You can also use the 'shake' feature which connects with random people across the globe.
We recommend exploring the following features with your child and setting them up together to make sure your child is as safe as possible when using WeChat:
Enable Friend Confirmation
You can set up Friend Confirmation in privacy settings. This means other users have to send a friend request to connect with you.
Change how people can add you
By default, other users will be able to add you if they have your WeChat ID or mobile number. You can turn this off in the 'Methods for Friending Me' section of the privacy settings.
You can also have a look at WeChat’s Help Centre if you have any specific questions.