City of Arcadia Announces Use of WeChat
CITY OF ARCADIA ANNOUNCES USE OF WECHAT
Social Media for Chinese-Speaking Users
January 24, 2018 – The City of Arcadia is adding WeChat to the Arcadia Connect social media program in an ongoing effort to improve outreach to the City’s Chinese community. WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service for Chinese speaking users and is one of the world’s largest messaging apps.
The WeChat app can be downloaded for free from the app store for Android and iPhone mobile devices. To add the City of Arcadia, search for the user ID: DiscoverArcadia.
The launch of WeChat will enable the City of Arcadia to provide Chinese speaking residents with important City news and information. “Through our use of WeChat we hope to increase our engagement and trust with the Chinese community,” said Mayor Amundson. “City staff will use WeChat to disseminate much of the same information they send out via social media: traffic alerts, crime prevention tips, and news about community events,” he added.
WeChat currently has 980 million active monthly users with 70 million outside of China. For additional information, please contact Arcadia City hall at 574-5401.