At the beginning of 2021, Zhang Xiaolong, the father of WeChat, disclosed that WeChat will soon have its own input method, but the purpose is not to seize this market, but to protect user privacy, and it will soon be tested in grayscale.
At present, WeChat Input Method (WeChat Keyboard App) has been opened for small-scale testing, according to the digital blogger @MachineSmartCat, the APP installation package size is 155.5MB, after installation occupies 524MB storage space, the internal test interface is clean, no ads, and the functions are relatively simple.
From the blogger’s screenshots of the WeChat keyboard internal test, the settings interface provides “keyboard management”, “voice to text”, “tactile feedback”, “fuzzy sound”, and “fuzzy sound” respectively. Key sound” “fuzzy pinyin” “slide up to enter the number symbols” and other settings, in the keyboard management can be added to the nine-gong, full keyboard, handwriting input, stroke keyboard, double spelling keyboard and other keyboards.
From the viewpoint of functions, WeChat input method is similar to the current mainstream third-party input method, but there are no advertisements, which is a good point.
It is not known whether WeChat will be bundled with WeChat Keyboard App in the future.
Zhang Xiaolong has said that WeChat originally did not want to do the input method, but received many complaints from users about their chat records being stolen, because what they enter will see the corresponding ads.