Hey! If you’re the guy who wants to play PUBG Mobile or HONOR of KINGS, you definitely need to sign up for a QQ account. You need to log into the game as a QQ member, otherwise, you just can not play these wonderful games.
A QQ account has more functions than just playing the games. QQ app has more than 800 million monthly active users, which is the biggest digital platform developed by Tencent in China. It’s amazing that you can use only ONE app to communicate with 800 million people by instant message. So if you’re an exchange student, expat or traveler who wants to know more about China, you should register a QQ account for sure.
Note: if you fail to sign up for a QQ account so many times, don’t be frustrated and try to register a WeChat account.
Altough QQ and WeChat have the similar registeringi process and spam-testing system, WeChat might be easier to register for some of you, especially the US-based users.
If you want to find out how to get a WeChat account, please read this article: How to sign up for WeChat
The difference between QQ and QQ International
QQ and QQ International are different apps developed by the same company – Tencent. QQ was aimed for native Chinese users and QQ International was made for international foreigners who can’t read or write Chinese words.
No matter which app you use, you will only have one user name. You can use the same user name to log into both apps.
However, for some unknown reasons, Tencent has stopped the update of QQ International since Oct. 15, 2018.
Although Tencent has shown the download button on the official website, I just can’t download the app after clicking the download button.
Also, I can’t find QQ International on the Google Play Store (I’m an Android phone guy). But I can find it on the App Store of my friend’s iPhone.
Even if you can install QQ International on iPhone, you’d better not using it because Tencent has stopped developing QQ International. It is unsafe to use an App of the old version. An old version app often has too many bugs.
It is wiser for you to use QQ than QQ International.
Nevertheless, a coin has two sides. The bad thing is that QQ doesn’t provide an English version which means you can only use it in Chinese. Many users have complained about it by giving bad reviews, but Tencent just ignores all the complaints.
Can QQ International sign up with Facebook or Email?
You can register a QQ International account with Facebook in the past. But as Tencent stops developing the QQ International, all of us can’t find a way to download the App from any authority sources (such as Google Play Store or the Tencent official website). Even if you can download QQ international on your iPhone, you can’t sign up with your Facebook account or an Email right now.
You can only register a normal QQ account with your phone number and Facebook is not allowed to register a QQ account.
Can I get a QQ account without a mobile phone number?
Sadly, the answer to this question is a big NO.
I understand that some of you might be frustrated because you don’t want to share your mobile phone number for reducing spam calls or messages.
However Tencent, the developer of QQ, also need to identify the spam users by unique phone number. The number of QQ account that can be registered by the same phone number is fixed. You can only register ONE QQ account with each phone number. Therefore, everybody who wants to sign up for a QQ account must use a phone number.
Note: some articles would suggest you using a free SMS platform to receive the text code. However, I’ve tried many free SMS platforms on the market but the QQ registration system will find out that I’m using the fake number and refuse to register a QQ account for me.
So don’t try to find a way to get a QQ account without a mobile phone number. It is just impossible.
I’ve approved it.
Actually, it’s easy to register a QQ account using your own phone number, even if you stay in outside of China. So why we don’t try the easiest way?
Let’s do it.
How to sign up for QQ account in 2020 (step by step)
QQ app on your phone only provides the Chinese version, so it would be easier for you to register it on the Tencent official website which has an English version.
You can watch this tutorial video from youtube below and I will also provide a word tutorial for you to know how to register it correctly.
First, Go to the official website.
Click the link: https://ssl.zc.qq.com/v3/index-en.html and you will go to the QQ official website.
Fill in your nickname, password and phone number in the blank.
After you fill in your phone number, click the Send button. It will send you a code to your phone for registration. You need to fill in the right code and then click the Sign up now button.
Then you will get your QQ account easily. The website says that you have to log into your new QQ account in three days otherwise the account will be recycled. So use your new account ASAP in case you forget about it.
Sometimes the website will show you “sorry, sever is busy. Please try again later.”
Actually, it doesn’t mean something wrong with the website sever. You just need to make sure that you’ve turned off your VPN and your phone number is correct.
Fail to register a QQ account?
Many readers have left a comment that they just can’t register a QQ account.
After they input the right phone number and password, an unexpected message pop up:
Your mobile phone number may have security risks tested by our system. Please change a new mobile phone number to register QQ account.
Some of you guys use your private phone as I suggested before and do nothing wrong. How can this QQ registering system still refuse to give you an account?
The answer can only be that the QQ registering system mistake you as a spam user but you’re actually not.
The reason why does this system mistake the real user as the spam user is hard to know.
But hey, there will always be a way to achieve your goal.
I know how frustrated it is. Just don’t give it up too quickly!
Here is the latest solution and it works for me:
Have you heard about the Tor browser, which is a free and open-source browser for enabling anonymous communication? The Tor browser can let the QQ accept your registration magically.
If you don’t have this browser on your PC, you can download it from its official website: https://www.torproject.org/download/
Then, go to the sign-in page of QQ and register the same way that you have done before. Please use your own private phone number as well.
This solution works for some people. Wish it also works for you!
Now you’ve got a way to register QQ successfully and safely. A QQ account is a door to the communication with over 900 million people and having fun in the game PUBG Mobile or HONOR of KINGS. You should definitely get an account for yourself.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. I will check all the comments and give you feedback ASAP.