If you’ve already downloaded and installed the WeChat app, and have learned how to use WeChat, you may be wondering how to use WeChat to search for something you need, such as a message, a contact, or a Moment, or search for an official WeChat account. Searching on WeChat is easy, and we’ll show you exactly how to do it below.
Do you want a little more information? Our detailed instructions below can help you with each step of the way. We’ve even got pictures for you so you don’t miss anything!
Tap the WeChat icon on your device’s home screen to launch the app. From there, make sure you are signed into your account. Access any main menu by tapping on it, choosing from Chats, Contacts, Discover, and Me. The menu you choose does not affect the search results you get.
Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top right of any of these screens to begin a search.
Using the keyword(s) you type, WeChat will search through all of the data on your app, helping you quickly find contacts or messages you’re looking for.
This will give you details about the item, helping you find it in the app, or will take you directly to what you are looking for.
And that’s how you search on WeChat. Before typing any words into the search bar, you can also tap on the icons listed to make your search more specific, choosing from Moments, Articles, or Official Accounts.
Congrats! You've now learnt how to search for anything you want on the WeChat app! To learn more about all of the great things you can do with WeChat, consider checking out our other step-by-step tutorial on how to use WeChat.
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