Here's How to Change Your WeChat Privacy Settings in 4 Easy Steps

By Ryan Gandolfo, May 8, 2019

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Let’s be honest: not everyone in your WeChat contacts list is a friend.  

So if the thought of semi-strangers scrolling through your super old WeChat Moments creeps you out, it’s probably time you changed your privacy settings. In the past, WeChat users looking to draw their digital curtains faced a tough choice: make their Moments viewable for up to three days, six months or all the time. 

On May 5, WeChat addressed this function by launching a new Android and iOS version (7.0.4), which offers users the new option of making their Moments viewable for up to one month.

According to GDToday, over 300 million WeChat users set their Moments to be viewable for up to three days when that privacy feature was released two years ago. But with the new one-month privacy setting now available, users may opt to show a little more of their life on the cloud.

Below we’ve laid out four super easy steps to change your privacy settings on WeChat:

1. Open WeChat and click on settings

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Screengrab via WeChat

2. Once in settings, click on the privacy tab

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Screengrab via WeChat

3. In the privacy tab, under the Moments and Time Capsule section, click on ‘Viewable by Friends’

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Screengrab via WeChat

4. Select how much of your Moments you want the world (or your WeChat friends) to see

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Screengrab via WeChat

And that’s it. Now you can give your friends a glimpse, a taste, a piece or the whole pie of your life. 

Click here for more helpful guides in China. 

READ MORE: You May Be Asked to Verify WeChat Pay. Here's How to Do It

[Cover image via WeChat]

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