It was quite some time since I last attended a bloggers gathering or party. I didn’t expect much when I was invited for the WeChat Party 2013, held at Club Neverland, Kuala Lumpur, on 2nd of April 2013.
When I arrived at the club at Jalan Kia Peng, I was pretty stunned to see so many bloggers, and it’s not a bloggers party to begin with.
Minus all the new faces of the new generation of bloggers whom I don’t really know of, I was really surprised to see quite a number of old faces, whom I haven’t seen in parties like this for couple of years.
Reunions aside, what is WeChat?
If you are a smartphone user, be it iOS, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Phone devices, you would heard of and could be using WeChat already.
It’s a messaging application just like any other messaging applications that you might already know of, but this WeChat is one of the fastest growing messaging app around!
*Mr Poshu Yeung, VP of Tencent*
The crowd was warmly welcomed by the VP of Tencent International Business, the developer for the WeChat app.
We were then entertained by uprising singers like Henley Hii, Vivian Chua, and Awi Rafael.
*Singer Henley Hii*
Then there were lucky draws, but I didn’t managed to include my name card in the lot. There goes the iPads.
Over all I had quite a great time at the event, what I would call it launching cum appreciation party because I got to meet some old friends.
Old friends would be those previous generations of bloggers who I can associated with, coz I’ve lost touch in the new blogosphere.
I guess I should be doing some gatherings and rendezvous with some of the old friends, just to catch-up with each others.
*Jacklyn and me*
Dancers, DJs, and photo booth! All the good-looking guys and pretty ladies were having fun at the photo booth.
*Taken from WeChatMY FB*
*Singers Vivian Chua and Henley Hii*
So, what about WeChat?
It’s free to download, usable in any region or country as long as your mobile phone has internet service.
I’ll give this app an extra brownie points for its voice message function and also the incapability to know if the recipient has read your message or not.
I believe there’s privacy in that. Communications would probably end up with arguments or misunderstandings if such information is to be included.
As of now, there are several local brands already using WeChat service, namely Domino’s Pizza Malaysia, Lowyat.net, Station One Cafe, ToyWatch Malaysia, Fly FM, Hot FM, U Mobile, etc.
To download the application, head over to WeChat.com and for more updates, visit their Facebook at fb.com/WeChatMalaysia.