Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

WeChat’s Friends Radar Feature helps make new friends with Just One Tap


Picture This – It’s your first day at college and you have just bumped into 8-9 new fellow college mates in your canteen. Typically, you would now be exchanging each other’s phone numbers to stay in touch- which would entail typing each other’s phone numbers besides dialing each other just to check if one hasn’t typed the wrong phone number.

Only after you all have added each other’s phone numbers is when you all can start communicating. A painful and needless time consuming hassle that stands in today’s world of cool technology and array of smartphones, tabling the query across- don’t you ever think?

Arrives WeChat, the all-in-one social messaging application which from its part has just made adding friends around users exciting, enjoyable and stress-free by means of launching the new innovative feature known as ‘Friends Radar’. Braced with this feature users can now scan their surrounding area by making use of the Friend Radar and spot their friends and acquaintances on WeChat who have enabled their radar feature, and what’s more? With just one simple tap they can now strike a conversation with them and interchange voice notes, followed by Stickers besides initiating voice as well as video calls.

WeChat has always been the most popular social messaging application and “Friend Radar” feature was brought to the product on the insight that today’s youngsters want to reconnoiter the world, meet new people and want simple solutions to add friends and communicate. Friends Radar can be an extremely effective and hassle free way of connecting with that of an even large group of friends.

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It is an opt-in feature and only works for the duration when users choose to enable it. It also ensures complete privacy as the users do not need to exchange their phone numbers in order to add each other.

This feature can prove particularly convenient for youngsters during the first day of college, fresher’s party, college festivals, conferences or even alumni meet when youngsters are in the offing to be able to meet many new friends, exchange contacts with each other and would like to keep in touch with them courtesy; WeChat’s unique features such as voice & video calling, stickers, voice messaging, photos, real time location sharing and more.

Likewise In the past also, WeChat has introduced a number of innovative features such as Voice messaging, Real Time Location Sharing, Cloud Storage upto 1 GB aimed at making available to the users with a rich communication experience augmenting elements of fun to it.

A Natural query arises however – How to use Friends Radar on WeChat: Just press ‘+’ on the Homescreen -> select Friends Radar -> cherry – pick the users you want to add by merely tapping on their profile icons.

About the Author

Jawed Akhtar

- A Journalist by interest and a Music Enthusiast by passion. Wedded to Mother Nature, Jawed indulges his aesthetics in travelling and reading books of varied genres. Having covered News stories for top Dailies in his formative years, that is, he is game for tryst with Technology at Techmagnifier.

WeChat’s Friends Radar Feature helps make new friends with Just One Tap