What is Mini Program?
Simply put it, APPs within Wechat, no more download, no more worry about no enough storage.
What does Wechat wants to achieve by launching Mini Program?
Tencent is trying to become the 3rd competitor in the APPs downloading industry, after Google Play and App Store.
Moreover, it shows Tencent’s believe in the future of mobile devices taken over desktops. Imagine when you walk down the street with only your phone in the pocket, pass by an restaurant, scan it’s QR code to access the restaurant’s menu, price, reviews, etc… you decided to go in, order the dish on Mini Program, later pay with Wechat payment. All you need is your phone.
Do I need professional developing team for Mini Program
Yes, you will need professional HTML5 developers, which is also to say that if Mini Program proven to be success, there will be more demand for front end developers.
Is Mini Program safe?
All Mini Program need to be develop under Wechat regulation, and approved by Wechat in order to launch. For now, Mini Program can only access to individual’s Wechat ID, profile photo, and gender. Mini Program cannot be redirect to external URL, no interaction between Mini Programs either. So the question should really be, is Wechat safe?
Why can’t I find my favourite APP in the Mini Program
It’s just the starting point, so far only very few Mini Programs are available, including: photo editing, food delivery and Uber-alike MPs.
Why can’t I get access to Mini Program ？
Make sure you download the newest update, some users claim that the language of the operating system has to be Chinese in order to activate MP.
How to delete MP?
Discovery > Mini Program > MP lists > swipe right on the ones you want to delete > click on the red delete button that appears on the right.
Can I use MP and chat at the same time?
Yes! Click on the 3 dots that appears on upper right corner of the MP page > choose ‘Show on top of chats’
When will fuzzy search available?
No Idea! But there aren’t that many MPs to choose from either.
Will MP send notification to users?
NO! MPs cannot be shared on Feed, only individual chat. No popup notifications either, so unless you went looking for it, MP won’t make a sound