WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media, and mobile payment app developed by Tencent. Being China's most popular app, it is also one of the world's largest mobile apps by with over 1 billion monthly active users and 902 million daily active users.

The WeChat messaging platform feature scannable QR codes allow users to easily connect to your Space. The platform also has location sharing for contacts to easily share their location with you. You can integrate WeChat with Acquire.

Setting Up WeChat

In order to connect WeChat to your Space, you will need the following:

If you don’t have an official WechatAccount you can create a demo app using this sandbox URL:

Connecting to WeChat

In the App-Store’s Categories menu, click the Wechat app and click the install button.

Once you click the install button then fill the information needed to connect to your WeChat account.

Enter a suitable name for the new channel. Note that the Channel Name is private and will only be used within the Acquire

Getting the App ID

From the WeChat Dashboard, go to the "Basic Configuration | 基本配置" page. You can find this below the Develop section.

On the Basic Configuration page, you will be able to find your App ID on this page.

Go ahead and paste this into Acquire.

Generating the App Secret

To generate the App Secret, you have to pass two verification steps. First, you will have to scan a QR code on the webpage. After this, you will be asked to re-enter your account password.

Once you have completed the security measures, a brand new App Secret will be generated.

Note:- Save this secret key as it will not be shown again! Each time you go through these processes, a new App Secret will be generated. 

Once you are done with the channel settings, the Platform will have generated a Webhook URL along with a Verification Token for you to copy into your WeChat settings.

Webhook URL and Token

Click on the "修改配置 | Modify Configuration" button below to open up the Configuration menu.

Copy the Webhook URL and Verification Token from the platform and paste them into their respective fields.

Generate an Encoding AES key (although it's not used) and select " 明文模式 | Plain Text Mode" for message encryption.

Save these settings and a green message should appear.

Finally, you will have to enable these changes so that messages are forwarded to the platform. Click on the green “启用 | Enable” button. It should then turn red.

Enabling the Connection

Return to the Acquire Platform and press the blue "connect now" button. Your Space will now be connected to WeChat!

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