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Notice of Change on WeChat OA Registration & Verification Process

Please be informed that on 13 Jun 2018, WeChat Malaysia has officially announced ( https://admin.wechat.com/cgi-bin/readtemplate?t=ibg_en/en_update_201806_tmpl&lang=en_US ) that the WeChat OA Platform ( Malaysia Type OA ) will be transitioning out and will be replaced by the new and improved MP Weixin Official Accounts Platform ( China + Malaysia ). The new MP Weixin Official Accounts Platform will provide both Weixin users based in mainland China and WeChat users around the world with even more convenient and high-quality services. For the first time, overseas OAs will now be able to provide information to mainland China based users via this platform. With the above mentioned transition, current WeChat OA owners is given the option to sign up for a new MP Weixin OA and migrate account information to the MP Weixin Official Account Platform. This is a three-month transition period where current WeChat OA owners have sufficient time to backup / manage their own data and migrate their data to their new account on the MP Weixin Official Account Platform. Once the three month period has come to an end officially on 2018-09-13 the WeChat OA Admin Platform will no longer be operational.

The following changes will take effect on new upcoming-to-be WeChat OA Accounts:

1) Only Service Account Type is available for oversea company to register with Weixin OA. There will NO Subscription Account Type in Wexin OA Platform.

2) Yearly verification fees shall be revised from RM 300 to USD 99. The payment for this fee must be made/initiated under by own OA holder’s company bank account to TT transfer to ‘ShenZhen Tencent Computer Systems Ltd.’ (Kindly ensure the Beneficiary Account name is exactly the same as the above mentioned)

3) Service Account Type features available are as follow:

  • Mini Program
  • Cards & Offers
  • Rewards
  • Wi-FI
  • Shake Nearby
  • Page Template
  • Template Message
  • Source Statement
  • WeChat Store
  • Customer Services
  • Electronic Invoice
  • Store Mini Program
  • WeChat Pay
  • WeChat Ads

Due to the above mentioned changes applied, kindly take note that to proceed with Weixin OA registration, the payment fee of USD 99 is still applied and must be made/initiated under by own OA holder’s company bank account to TT transfer to ‘ShenZhen Tencent Computer Systems Ltd.’ (Kindly ensure the Beneficiary Account name is exactly the same as the above mentioned)

What is WeChat / Weixin Official Account Admin Platform?

The WeChat / Weixin Official Account Admin Platform is a cooperation & promotion service launched for famous persons, government, media and enterprises. Official accounts can promote their brands to billions of WeChat users through this WeChat channel, thus reducing propagation cost, raising brand popularity, and building up more influential brand images.

Which official account types are included?

Official accounts fall into subscription accounts and service accounts.

Subscription accounts: provide a new information propagation means for media and individuals to build up better communication and management with readers.

Intended audience: individuals, media, enterprises, government, or other organizations.

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What is WeChat verification?

WeChat verification intends to guarantee truth and security of official account information on the WeChat Official Account Admin Platform. Currently, WeChat verification is provided for WeChat official service accounts only.

* Yearly verification is USD 99. The payment for this fee must be made/initiated under by own OA holder’s company bank account to TT transfer to ‘ShenZhen Tencent Computer Systems Ltd.’

What are the advantages of WeChat verification?

1) After WeChat verification, more advanced APIs will be obtained to provide users with more valuable personalized services.

2) After WeChat verification, the identifier special for WeChat verification will be visible for users in WeChat.

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