Reporter | Xu Shiqi

On January 21, WeChat updated its eighth version in ten years:WeChat 8.0.

In the speech of Zhang Xiaolong on January 19th, he foretells that WeChat will be updated with many fun features. In the newly updated version, functions such as dynamic expressions and personal status are indeed very interesting.

WeChat official said:WeChat 8.0 is under gray test. The new version optimizes the floating window style, and adds support for historical browsing content, support for chatting and text extraction of pictures in Moments. In addition, users can also experience the animation effects of conversational expressions and other interesting and fun experimental projects brought by the WeChat team.

After experiencing the interface, journalists found these refreshing updates:

1. The yellow face not only moves, but also””Explosion”

Some popular WeChat’s small expressions with yellow faces become dynamic. For example, crying faces will shed tears, and”split” will really slowly split…

Zhang Xiaolong The”burst screen” effect mentioned in the speech has also been realized:send a bomb emoji to a friend, and you will see a special explosion effect:

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The style of all the yellow face emoticons has changed . This also means that the classic yellow face expression gone forever that existed ten years ago—for some users, This change may be regrettable.

2. Support adding personal status, and you can also see the status of other friends

In the”I” portal of WeChat, users can add status, including” You can also set the state name and state background image by yourself, such as”mood and thought”,”work and study”,”activity”,”rest”, etc. After the setting is completed, you can still see how many friends are in this state and the details.

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3. Moments and chat pictures support text extraction

Click on the pictures in Moments and chats, and long press the picture to identify the picture Text.

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4. Pull down the homepage to see the live broadcasts, videos and articles you have recently watched

Previously WeChat supports pull down to view”used applets” , Now, this page also supports viewing your historical browsing records.

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