How to discover music around you with WeChat

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Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year to all PassKit blog readers, as well as visitors who just happened to land on this page. We’d like to start the year of the Rooster by talking about the new feature that has recently been added to the most popular Chinese multi-function wallet app WeChat. The new functionality consists of users being now able to ‘Shazam-alike’ interact with music around them. The feature is located in the discover section within WeChat and here’s how it works:

Step 1) Open WeChat and get to the ‘Shake’ functionality

Nothing too difficult here, just tap on the WeChat icon on your phone as shown below. You will access your WeChat. Then click on the ‘discover’ icon at the bottom right of your screen, and you will be prompted few options. Click on shake. Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 5.22.20 PM Step 2) Tap on the new ‘Music’ icon and then shake your phone

As you can see in the screen below, between ‘People’ and ‘TV’ there is a new icon called ‘Music’. Tap on it.Screen Shot 2017-02-01 at 1.10.35 PM Step 3) WeChat finds your song: enjoy!

Congratulations, you just used the music discovery functionality within WeChat. The next step is to try it yourself.

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NOTE: we had a couple of tries where the feature was not 100% accurate in identifying the correct song.

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