WeChat free messaging and calling app is used by over a billion people to easily connect with their family & friends across countries. WeChat all-in-one communications app for free text (SMS/MMS), voice & video calls, moments, photo sharing, games and more, currently has Search Engine.
WeChat Search is a powerful search engine that you can use inside your WeChat. With WeChat Search Engine, you can easily search for a large amount of content both inside WeChat or on the internet, ranging from your friend’s Moments and your Chat history to articles, mini-programs, stickers, and many more. Now, let’s see how it works and how you can use it.
What Is the WeChat Search Engine?
Tencent’s WeChat has developed a function called “Search” built inside Wechat. This will be a sort of search engine that will allow any registered WeChat account users to do some research about any kind of information at any time.
Tencent’s WeChat has decided to launch this function within WeChat because they are aware of the importance of data and WeChat has plenty of it with their 900 million users.
How do I search on WeChat?
The search function in the chat profile screen can help you easily find the information you want. To use this function, tap the icon on the top right corner of the chat screen and do a quick search. This search is available in the WeChat App. You can enable it by managing your features. When it is enabled you will be able to use it in the discover button.
- Go to the main screen of WeChat
- Click on discover
- Click on the search icon on the top right
- Make your search with WeChat
What can I Search on WeChat With WeChat Search Engine?
With the WeChat Search Engine, you can find only information that has been uploaded to the WeChat app. The search result will show you a mix of results; however, you can filter your search in three categories:
This will allow you to search on the moments of your contacts. For instance, if one of your contacts has a moment located in Shanghai, mentions Shanghai in the text of the WeChat Moment or is a WeChat user with an account located in Shanghai you will be able to find it typing Shanghai in your filtered search.
By doing a search on a topic, WeChat will show you the related articles uploaded to the app sorted by relevance. Furthermore, you can keep filtering and sorting your search by diverse factors in order to find exactly what you want.
- Photos and videos
You can view all of the photos and videos in the chat history. You can also select a maximum of 9 photos/videos to do some perform operations with one click, includes forwarding to others, saving them to Favorites, deleting them and saving them to your device’s album.
Where Does the Searched Information Come From?
The search engine of Wechat is not like that of Google or Baidu. WeChat Search is exclusive to the WeChat app. Let’s say, when you do a search in Google or in Baidu, you have usually ads at the top and then the most recent news and then the most popular pages. But when you use the search on WeChat, you will see the most recent news about the word you are looking for, followed by the mentions of the word made by your friends. Then at the bottom, you will find other random articles on the subject. That is to say, you will be able to find almost anything that has been published within WeChat and only in WeChat.
So, What would you like to search inside WeChat?