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  1. kangxi

    kangxi Lurker
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    Hi all,
    I joined wechat years ago and used it on 3 devices. I never had to sign in. A month or so ago it started to require me to re-login almost every day. It doesn't let me know when it considers my session to have expired: if I try to send a message it just sits there with a red exclamation mark next to it, causing me to run around checking if I still have a connection. Only if I close the app and re-open it does it prompt me to login. How can I revert back to what it was before - or at least alter the log-in frequency to something that suits me?

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    My first thought, are you in China? I use Wechat in China, but have also used Wechat in UK, and other countries, but have never seen this problem. Wechat on my phone is always logged in.

    Is your Wechat account for China or international?
    #2 mikedt, Apr 20, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2021
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  3. kangxi

    kangxi Lurker
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    No, I'm in the UK. I'm often in China for a month or two at a time, but every time I've been there I was permanently logged in to wechat. This problem only started when I was in the UK.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    AFAIK a Wechat account is tied to your phone number, with the SIM in the phone. I've used Wechat in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Mongolia, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, etc, however this was always roaming with my China Unicom (+86) Chinese phone number. When you're in the UK(+44), do you change SIMs to a UK carrier and UK phone number.

    If you register on Wechat with a non-Cnina phone number, you're on an international account rather than a China account. Which BTW has a different ToS agreement to China. Maybe Wechat international accounts do now require periodic login?
    #4 mikedt, Apr 21, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
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  5. Cao Van Thanh

    Cao Van Thanh Well-Known Member

    Hi, is there any way to get a WeChat account from outside MainLand?
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  6. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    WeChat on my phone is always logged in, too.
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Yeh, I'm sure you can sign-up for an international Wechat account outside of China.
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