WeChat is moving another step forward in terms of openness with community by launching an API to connect mobile apps and their WeChat official accounts today.

With this API, developers can added an entry point in their mobile apps to redirect the users to connected WeChat official accounts. The users will enter the chat interface if they are already followers of the official account, otherwise, they will be redirected to the account profile page.

Developers can bound their apps with any official account that is under their WeChat open platform accounts. This feature is only available for WeChat 5.3 version or above.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.