How to Transfer Money via WeChat (Weixin)

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Years ago, we have heard of people proposing to transfer money via mobile phones. “e-Wallet”, “Mobile Payment”, and “Mobile Money” are a few common words people keep mentioning in the past few years. Today, WeChat (Weixin in its original Chinese version) has made mobile payment easier with its Wallet feature. If you are a WeChat or Weixin user, you can sign up to its Wallet section to transfer money to anyone in your contact even he or she is miles away. In addition to that, you can also buy movie tickets, discount coupons, online voucher, book a cab or make a mobile payment via this awesome Wallet feature.

Other than transferring the money over the air, you can transfer money to another WeChat user who are right beside you. This can be done by scanning a QR code on your recipient’s phone. Follow the step by step guide here to learn how to transfer money via WeChat or Weixin if you have set up your WeChat Wallet with a debit or credit card. It is simpler than learning how to fry an egg. See also: WeChat for Mac OS X

Steps to Transfer Money via Weixin (WeChat)

It takes only 7 simple steps to transfer money to your friend’s WeChat Wallet Balance.

Step 1: Open Weixin and go to Wallet. This feature only available in Weixin 5.3.1 or newer version. The image on the left is from Weixin while the image on the right is from WeChat. They are the same thing but in different language.

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Step 2: In WeChat Wallet, tap on the Transfer button.

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Step 3: Tap Transfer to Friend and select the recipient from your WeChat contact list.

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Step 4: You will be asked to enter the amount of money you would like to transfer. The displayed thumbnail is the photo of your recipient. Generally, you can only transfer no more than 20,000 RMB (approximately $3000 USD) per day.

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Step 5: Once you have entered the amount, you will be prompted to enter the six-digit WeChat payment password. This is the password you created when you sign up for WeChat wallet.

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Step 6: You will see a confirmation message if the password you entered in step 5 is correct. Just tap Done. Recipient will have to confirm the payment within 24 hours otherwise the fund will be returned to your account. Also, there are required to update their Weixin or WeChat to the latest version in order to receive the fund.

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Step 7: A message will be sent to the receiver notifying them about the payment. The receiver have to click on the message to confirm the payment. On the other hand, the receiver also can reject the payment if they don’t want to receive it. There will be a message sent to you, saying that the transfer is successful or fail.

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See also: How to Permanently Delete WeChat Account

Have you ever transfer money via WeChat or Weixin? If you do, please do not shy to share you experience with the comment feature below. It will be interesting to know how many people are actually using WeChat Wallet to make payment.

Top 10 Best Free Windows Phone Apps

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It’s undeniably that the number of apps in Windows Phone Store is incomparable with Apple App Store or Google Play but that doesn’t means you can’t find cool apps for your Windows Phone. Although Windows Phone has less than 10% of worldwide smartphone OS market share, there are still a group of fans who love the unique features found in Windows phone. For example, shape-writing keyboard, word prediction, Cortana voice-response digital assistant and more. There are also a huge group of developers who built a lot of useful apps for Windows phone. If you are still using Nokia Lumia 625, Nokia Lumia 830 or any Windows phone, it’s time to check out these top 10 best free Windows phone apps. Well, you don’t need to jailbreak Windows Phone in order to get these apps.

Cool Tiles

Cool Tiles free Windows Phone apps
Try Cool Tiles to customize the interface of your phone in a tile-based format. The tile-based interface is easier to be used especially when you are using one hand. Cool Tiles also allow you to add handy utilities to your interface such as timer, flashlights and more. In 2015, this app gets top ratings in the Windows Phone app store.

Evernote

Evernote Windows Phone
Compared to the OneNote app that comes with Windows in your phone, Evernote offers a little more features. Other than jotting down important notes with links to websites, you can pin the note to the start screen of your phone. It’s worth to give it a try since there is a free version.

Flixster

Flixster Windows phone apps
Flixster is an app that tells you which movie worth your time and money. It comes with detail reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, synopsis and box office rankings. It also keep you update about the latest DVD releases. This is definitely the app for movie fans.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8 Airborne
In real life, not everybody is able to buy a few supercars and drive them. However, you can now drive any supercars and race it with Asphalt 8 Airborne in your Windows phone. There is also a multiplayer option for you to challenge other player online. So far, this is one of the best free Windows phone games because it utilizes the sensors and accelerometer in your device.

Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger Windows phone
It works like WeChat, WhatsApp (download WhatsApp on Windows Phone), LINE or Viber. You can send text messages, videos, voice messages to anyone in your friend list. This app doesn’t need your phone number for identification which is perfect for people without a phone number.

Spotify

Spotify Windows phone
The free version of Spotify allows you to listen to any songs you want at anytime you want. The quality of the music is fantastic and it’s like playing from the original soundtrack. There is an option to pay $9.99 per month for ad-free listening.

Shazam

Shazam free Windows phone apps
Have you ever heard of a song and wondering what song is that? Shazam is an app that can identify any kind of songs or music. With Shazam installed, simply put your phone’s microphone near to the music you want to recognize. The screen will appear the song name as well as the singer name. On top of that, you can also download Shazam PC version and use on a PC. Alternatively, you can try SoundHound, Tunatic, SongKong or MusiXmatch.

Skype

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Skype is one of the best free Windows phone apps because you can call any other Skype user who doesn’t has a Windows phone. With Skype, you can call to a PC, Android, Mac, iOS or even Blackberry. See: How to download WhatsApp for Nokia.

Tube Pro

Tube Pro Windows Phone
Tube Pro for Windows phone is like CerCube for iOS 9. It allows you to download YouTube videos and watch it offline. You can also upload videos to YouTube with Tube Pro for free.

Yelp

Yelp best free windows phone apps
Yelp is a cool Windows phone app that makes your smartphone smarter. It shows you the nearby attractions, restaurant, coffee house and gas station. There is also a built-in map available in this app. This is a must-have free windows phone app if you are travelling to a new city that you have never been.

Editor’s Note: All the previous Nokia phones has now officially become Windows Phones. Nokia Lumia 930 is now officially known as Windows Lumia 930. You no longer see the Nokia logo printed at the back of the phone instead of Windows logo. By the end of 2015, all these phones will be replaced by Windows 10, a powerful operating system that work on computers as well as Windows phones. Lastly, do you have a better Windows Phone app that is free? If you do, recommend it!