WeChat has announced its software upgrade to WeChat 6.0, which introduces their newest feature – Sight for Android. The iOS version was introduced early this month. This feature allows them to post 6-second animated video clips into their chats or Moments, thus showing WeChat jumping on the short video clip bandwagon, joining viral pioneer Vine amongst other social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat.
Whenever you’re connected to 3G or WiFi, Sight is able to record animated clips with a single tap. Just open WeChat, pull down the screen when you’re in the main WeChat chats tab and start recording. After creating your Sight, you just have to select where you want to send it and you’re done. With a maximum of 6 seconds, the video acts not as an actual video function, which is already available in WeChat, but as a gif-like image.
WeChat 6.0 also has other improvements, such as numerous visual enhancements, including a new tab bar for iOS, a new easy to access sticker button in chats for Android and full iOS 8 compatibility!
The last WeChat update (WeChat 5.4) introduced LinkedIn integration, allowing users to link their WeChat accounts to their LinkedIn profile, view LinkedIn profiles on WeChat with the new Namecard feature, and easily share and add LinkedIn contacts to WeChat with in-app tools like the QR Code Scanner, Friend Radar, and Private Group.