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How to Find Someone on WeChat

Last Updated on September 24, 2021

The world is spoilt when it comes to social media platforms. There is so many to choose from. Even if so, the most important part of it all is being able to find and communicate with people on them. This article will be a guide on how to find people on WeChat, one of the world’s leading social media platform.



The ability to search and the way social media sites interlink with each other makes it a reality to find someone from all social media networks for free. Let’s look at what WeChat has in store when it comes to people searches.

What is WeChat?

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WeChat is a social media, messaging mobile app. In 21018, it was the largest stand-alone app having over 1 billion monthly users. The app was produced by a company called Tencent and its initial release was in 2011.

The app is known as a ‘super app’ or ‘app for everything’ as it allow users to text, hold voice messages, broadcast to many people, video games, video conferencing, video, photos and more.

How Do I Add Friends on WeChat?

WeChat allows its users to search for known and unknown friends on its platform. You can keep in touch with your friends and find new friends on WeChat with the following methods. There are quite a number of ways on how to find someone on WeChat which might come as no surprise as it has a lot of complex functions.

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      1. Search on WeChat with WeChat ID or Phone Number

To search for someone with WeChat ID or Phone Number:

      • Open WeChat.
      • Go to ‘Contacts’ tab at the bottom of the screen.
      • Tap on the plus sign (+) at the top right corner.
      • From the drop down menu, select ‘Contacts’.
      • Tap on the search on the search.
      • Fill in the WeChat ID or phone number of the person you want to add.
      • Then tap on ‘Search’.
      • Your results will be returned to you.
      • Tap ‘Add’ to send the person a friend request.
      1. Search on WeChat by Scanning QR Code

To search for someone on WeChat by scanning QR Code:

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      • Open WeChat.
      • Go to ‘Contacts’ tab at the bottom of the screen.
      • Tap on the plus sign (+) at the top right corner.
      • From the drop down menu, select ‘Scan’.
      • Start scanning the person’s QR Code.
      • After scanning, you can then add the person as your friend.
      1. Search on WeChat with People Nearby Feature

To search for someone with the People Nearby Feature:

      • Open WeChat.
      • Go to the ‘Discover’ tab at the top of the screen.
      • Then go to ‘People Nearby’.
      • To filter you search, tap on the three dots at the top right hand corner.
      • After selecting the person from the list, send them a greeting to start a conversation.
      1. Search on WeChat with the Shake Feature

To search for someone using the Shake feature:

      • Open WeChat.
      • Go to the ‘Discover’ tab at the top of the screen.
      • Select the ‘Shake’ feature.
      • Shake your phone.
      • This will connect you with a person who is also shaking their phone.
      • Once you have found them, you can choose to greet them.

These are some of the choices there is when it comes to ways on how to find someone on WeChat. It is a good that thing that WeChat has so many options for people searches making it a good people finder app.

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