How to sign up for WeChat in 2020

Hey! Do you want to register a WeChat account? Or are you facing a problem when you register your WeChat account?

There are many people in this world want to get involved in WeChat environment and some of them find it difficult to get in. They merely want to get an account but they just can’t.

Maybe you’re one of them but don’t be frustrated.

The reason why I write this article about how to sign up for a WeChat account is I want to help you to get your own private account.

Maybe it will be a little difficult but where there is a will, there is a way.

You will get your WeChat account successfully!

If you also want to register a QQ account which is another instant communication app of the same company – Tencent, you can read my full guide about how to register a QQ account successfully.

Now let’s dive into the topic and sign up for a WeChat account!

How do I sign up for WeChat in 2020?

Here is a 2-minute video guide that can show you how to create a WeChat account. If you find the tutorial video is hard to follow, please keep reading this article. I’ll also show you how to get your WeChat account by words and screenshots.

Now you must have an idea about how to register a WeChat account.

If you want to get more details about the registration process, please keep reading.

Here is the word tutorial 🙂

1. Download the WeChat app from Apple AppStore or Google Playstore.

I’m an Android guy so I download WeChat from Google Play Store. If you use an iPhone, just download the app from the App Store.

Search the word “WeChat” and press the download button. Here you go!

It’s quite easy.

Please note that you can only register a WeChat account on your phone. It’s different with QQ. Although you can use WeChat on your PC or Mac, you can not register an account on your computer.

So just download the app and move to the next step.

2. Open WeChat and press the Sign Up button.

3. Press Sign up via mobile.

WeChat offers you two ways to register your account.

My suggestion is you’d better choose the first way – Sign up via Mobile.

Why?

The Second Choice – Sign up via Facebook is very tricky, because even if you want to use your Facebook account as your WeChat account, you still need to provide your phone number in the end.

So choose to sign up via mobile will be much simpler.

4. Provide the basic information of your WeChat account.

You need to fill all the blanks in order to keep going.

Please DO note: you’d better use your private phone number to register a WeChat.

WeChat and QQ belong to the same company – Tencent. Tencent is very strict about the registration process. If Tencent finds your phone number may be a little bit risky, they will tell you that your phone number is too risky to register an account.

So your private phone number is the only way to go.

After you fill in all the necessary information, press the green button – Sign up.

5. Agree with the Privacy Policy.

Now you need to read and accept Privacy Policy.

After you finish reading, tick the box of “I have read and accept the above terms”.

Press the Next button.

6. Follow the instructions and verify security verification.

Here is the Security Verification section.

In this section, WeChat wants to know you are a real user but not a computer.

It’s quite easy, just follow the instruction and drag the slider to fit the puzzle piece.

Then you will finish the first part of security verification.

7. Contact a WeChat user to scan the QR code.

This is the most difficult part of the registration process. You need to contact a WeChat user to scan the QR code which is shown on your phone screen.

This WeChat user doesn’t need to be your friend but should meet certain conditions:

  • Signed up for WeChat over 1 month ago if they are an international user or over 6 months ago if they are a China Mainland user;
  • Hasn’t completed “Help Friend Register” for other users in the past month;
  • Hasn’t been blocked in the past month;
  • Has activated WeChat Pay if they are a China Mainland user.

If you can find someone meets the above-mentioned conditions, he/she can help you finish registering by scanning the QR code.

8. Fill in the Verification Code and get your WeChat account

After a WeChat user scans the QR code to help you finish the Security Verification, here is the final step to register a WeChat account.

You have offered your phone number before, so WeChat will send you a verification code via SMS.

Normally, Your SMS should arrive in less one minute.

If you get your code, put it in the blank and press the Next button.

Then you will enter the app and see its interface.

Congratulations!

Everything is all set and this is your own WeChat account!

Frequently asked questions you should know

Can WeChat sign up with Facebook?

Of course you can! But I don’t recommend you to do so.

I’ve mentioned it in the above article. There are two ways to register a WeChat account, via phone number or Facebook.

However, WeChat will ask you to provide your phone number even if you select registering via Facebook.

So let’s make it easy and simple, just sign up with your phone number.

Can WeChat sign up without phone number?

There is no way to sign up for WeChat without phone number.

The phone number is an important way for WeChat to identify spam users.

Each phone number can only register ONE WeChat account, so it’s efficient for WeChat to pick up spam users.

If you don’t want to provide a safe and clean phone number, WeChat will just turn you down.

Can WeChat sign up on PC?

You can use WeChat on your PC, but you can not sign up for an account on PC.

WeChat for PC just doesn’t have the registering function.

You can only use WeChat on PC to communicate with the other WeChat users.

Final words

This article is about how to sign up for WeChat quickly and successfully.

A WeChat account is a door to communicate with over 900 million people and you can also use this account to play all the Tencent mobile games.

If you have any other WeChat sign up problem, please feel free to leave a comment below. I will check all the comments and give you feedback ASAP.

2 thoughts on “How to sign up for WeChat in 2020”

  1. hi,
    do you know how to setup the account to be able to help a friend register for WeChat? I’m trying to register a friend, but getting the message my account isn’t qualified to register accounts. is it only possible when based in the same country?

    1. Your account should be signed up for WeChat over 1 month ago and hasn’t completed “Help Friend Register” for other users in the past month.

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