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

— 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

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

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