At the end of the day, we all want the same thing: to use products that are useful and beloved. In some cases, these products become too “seamlessly integrated” into our daily lives that they form part of our routine. Examples are social apps we use on our mobile phones.
Mobile apps have a stable, consistent and thoroughly addicted user base. Some provide really powerful features, while others lack a ton of it. These days, I find myself particularly hooked to using WeChat. And here’s why: this social mobile app acts as a digital notepad!
How WeChat Backs Up Conversations
Many forms of emergency, more often than not, require information retrieval. However, unlike good old hard copies, communications done digitally aren’t as easy to keep and store in boxes for safekeeping. Thanks to the Chat History Backup feature of WeChat, conversation histories can be saved and restored to any device for up to seven (7) days. Cue Kim Chiu’s “Isn’t it amazing?”
WeChat’s Chat History Backup comes with a three-step process:
1. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Chat History Backup” and then press “Back Up” for the conversations you’d like to store.
2. Once you’ve saved your chats, you can protect them by setting a password.
3. To restore your conversations on any device, simply log on and tap “Restore” on the Chat History Backup window. The backed-up history will be restored to your device from the server.
How WeChat’s Cloud Storage Service Can Save Your Day
Below is a rundown of several instances when this cloud storage solution by WeChat saves your ass from encounters wherein you need to refer to your information while on-the-go.
1. Retrieving important dates
Let’s face it. We are guilty of forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, or just about any date set for yearly celebrations. Sure, our brains can handle that huge amount of data and even more, but we may just choose not to. Then again, there are details that are tagged as “more important” and “highly prioritized.” With the help of WeChat, you can give your spatial memory an instant boost by referring to conversation histories, which may contain reminders of these occasions.
Chats with your sister could reveal her listing hole-in-the wall restaurants like 100 Revolving Restaurant in Quiapo or El Chupacabra in inconspicuous Polaris Street in Makati. Also, conversations with your best friend could remind you of the annual Art in the Park exhibit at Salcedo Village, which you’ve planned to go to together.
2. Keeping lists
If you observe daily routines, it’s easy to spot how digital messages have long replaced the function of tactile Post-its and refrigerator notes. Lacking several things in the pantry? Your mom could’ve sent you a grocery list via WeChat. Receiving a huge package with separate parts of a bike? One quick check of your history could bring up a message from your dad with DIY instructions—helping you assemble your gear just in time for your mountaineering trip to the dirt trails of Montalban and Camp Aguinaldo.
3. Retrieving work exchanges
Aside from notebooks and emails, digital conversations with colleagues have also been reference points for work-related tasks. Missed out on an important detail relayed to you by your teammate over your WeChat group? No problem. Simply retrieve your file either on your desktop, work phone, or personal phone and proceed to finishing your task.
WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over 100 million registered accounts internationally.
WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed.
WeChat is an all-in-one app that enables users to add friends with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as “Hold Together”, “People Nearby” and “Shake.”
The platform facilitates social interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.” Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected with friends anywhere, anytime. Users can choose to communicate and share photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.
The popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express any emotion. Also, with a host of addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move, share scores and even find competitors nearby.
WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems.