(The service had already censored its communications within China.) In the international example of blocking, a message was displayed on users' screens reading "The message "南方周末" your message contains restricted words.
Please check it again." These are the simplified Chinese characters for a Guangzhou-based paper called Southern Weekly (or, alternatively, Southern Weekend).
The next day Tencent released a statement addressing the issue saying "A small number of We Chat international users were not able to send certain messages due to a technical glitch this Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience it has caused to our users.
We will continue to improve the product features and technological support to provide a better user experience." We Chat has plans to build two different platforms to avoid this problem in the future; one for Chinese mainlanders and one for the rest of the world.
We Chat supports payment and money transfer, which allows its users to peer-to-peer transfer and electronic bill payment.
Every We Chat user has their own We Chat Payment account.
Vetted third parties, known as "official accounts", offer these services by developing lightweight "apps within the app".
For work purposes, companies and business communication, a special version of We Chat called Enterprise We Chat (or Qiye Weixin) was launched in April 2016.
Users can send previously saved or live pictures and videos, namecards of other users, coupons, lucky money packages, or current GPS location with friends either individually or in a group chat.
We Chat's character stickers, such as Tuzki, resemble and compete with those of LINE.
In 2015, We Chat revealed a heat map feature that showed crowd density.