WeChat announced on Thursday that it has launched QR code scanning payment for public transportation systems in 11 Chinese cities.

WeChat’s passenger code is a payment method that supports offline payment, where passengers can take the bus first and pay afterward when they have stable internet connection on their smartphones. It only takes 0.3 seconds to scan the QR code, and the passengers are all set and can pay later.

The service is now available in eight cities, including Guangzhou, Qingdao, Jinan, and Hefei, and will be soon joined by three other cities like Shenzhen. The system, however, is not yet available in Beijing and Shanghai.

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