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Hey, We Are Launching a New WeChat Groups Directory (!)

If you're new to town and looking to meet up with people with similar interests — or even if you've been here a while and are looking for new communities — joining a WeChat Group is the be...
2022-10-13 12:00:00

If you're new to town and looking to meet up with people with similar interests — or even if you've been here a while and are looking for new communities — joining a WeChat Group is the best way to go. The world is WeChat Groups these days...

But how do you find the Group you're looking for if you don't already have an ‘in'?

Hoping to help people connect over WeChat, SmartShanghai is expanding our Directory Listings to include WeChat Groups. Want to connect with a recreational sports league in Shanghai? Want to join your favorite pub's WeChat Group to keep up to date on their deals and events? Looking to meet new connections in the Shanghai business community in networking groups? Have a browse through our Directory and get the contact point, and get connected with that community.

If you're currently running a social WeChat Group, looking for more people to get involved in the discussion, and would like to be included in our Directory, read on...

What's the process of getting my WeChat Group listed?

Groups must be submitted to SmSh by the WeChat Group admin through this link. After you submit your group, a SmartShanghai Editor will get in touch with you, join the group, and then list it in our directory.

Once I'm listed, how do new members join my group?

Applicants can apply to enter your group by answering a few questions — an optional step you can skip if you like. Generally, new applicants will get sent to you by a private message from SmSh. You can then choose to let the member into your group or not. To prevent spam, applicants will have to register with a SmSh account.

This will also help us to filter out spammers or known users that are fishing for contacts.

What sorts of groups can be listed?

Anything. It's easier to state what we cannot list. We obviously won't list groups that might be violating Chinese law, or that have a high chance of getting blocked (e.g. groups discussing political issues).

My WeChat Group is associated with an offline organization...

Great. Let's get you listed! If your group is the members group of an offline group, e.g. a rugby team, a restaurant, or a painting workshop, please first make sure your group or business is listed on SmSh's main Listings Directory.

Is there any cost to being listed?

Listing your group is free of charge. The only thing we'd ask for is that we might share one article per month in your group. We'll try to pick one that's most relevant to your group. We'll always check with you first.

Here is the link again to submit a WeChat group to us.

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