WeChat just released the version 6.0 on App Store that has added video shooting & sharing, an iOS Passbook-like digi-card holder, gesture password system for payments, a redesigned game center, among others. The Android version is expected to be available to everyone later. (Update: It turns out the digital card holder is named WeChat Card Pack.)

Apart from text and voice, now users can shoot 6-second videos during a chat session, or share shoots with other contacts or onto Moment, the content sharing platform within WeChat.

Shooting Videos and Sharing on WeChat
Shooting Videos and Sharing on WeChat

— Besides capabilities similar to Apple Passbook’s, the WeChat’s enables sharing e-tickets or coupons among WeChat users.

Alipay Wallet, the app of Alibaba Group’s finance arm that provides mobile payments and other mobile services, released a similar service at the end of 2013.

 WeChat 6.0 enables making payments by entering a pattern into a grid, instead of typing in alphanumeric characters or numbers.

Under the new game center, users now can see the games their WeChat friends have played recently.

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com

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