In China, users who have provided bank account information may use the app to pay bills, order goods and services, send money to other users, and pay in stores.

It can exchange contacts with people nearby via Bluetooth, as well as providing various features for contacting people at random if desired (if these are open to it), next to integration with social networking services such as those run by Facebook and Tencent QQ.

Photographs may also be embellished with filters and captions, and a machine translation service is available.

By the end of 2014, the number of We Chat official accounts had reached 8 million.

We Chat supports users to post image and text, share music (associated with QQ Music or any web based music service) and article, as well as comment and "like" in the Moments.

We Chat supports different ways of instant message, including text message, voice message, walkie talkie and stickers.

Users can send previously saved or live pictures and videos, namecards of other users, coupons, lucky money packages, or current GPS location with friends either individually or in a group chat.

Except the usual chat features, the program lets companies and their employees keep track of annual leave days and expenses that need to be reimbursed, employees can ask for time off or even clock in to show they are at work.

For comparison, Facebook Messenger and Whats App (two other competitive international messaging services better-known in the West) had about 1,000 million Monthly Active Users in the first quarter 2016 but did not offer most of the other services available on We Chat.

Privacy is extremely important in We Chat, only the friends from the user's contact are able to view their Moments' contents and comments.