What is Wechat Mini Programs and how to get started

WeChat Mini Programs are “mini-applications” built within the WeChat platform, which allows 3rd party companies to develop mobile-app-like Mini Programs for users that can run within the WeChat app.


About Wechat Mini Programs

WeChat Mini Programs, also known as 微信小程序, are “mini-applications” built within the WeChat platform, which allows 3rd party companies to develop mobile-app-like Mini Programs for users that can run within the WeChat app.

Launched in 2017, WeChat mini program is considered WeChat’s own “app within an app.” Implemented using JavaScript plus a proprietary API, WeChat mini-programs allow users to install these inside the WeChat app without downloading another app or leaving WeChat, with instant loading and ease of use.

Many brands, businesses, and organizations have leveraged WeChat mini-programs to provide advanced features to users.

For example, local Chinese governments have been using WeChat mini-programs to control the spread of Covid-19, including real-time health QR codes, PCR test results, vaccination registration, etc.

Local governments have leveraged mini-programs to control the spread of the pandemic.
Local governments have leveraged mini-programs to control the spread of the pandemic.

Luxury brand Hermes has developed several e-commerce mini-programs to enable easier purchases for Chinese consumers.

Brands like Hermes have been using Wechat Mini Programs to reach Chinese customers.
Brands like Hermes have been using Wechat Mini Programs to reach Chinese customers.


How To Get Started On Wechat Mini Programs

WeChat Mini Programs offer an open-source platform with detailed technical guidelines on building a Mini Program.

Step 1 To get started, sign up for a WeChat Official Account on WeChat Public Platform with an email address, a business license or entity, your company bank account, and a copy of the ID card of the contact person.

Step 2 Fill Out detailed information about your Wehcta Mini Program, including name, avatar, introduction, and service scope.

Step 3 Your developer can download the developer tools and refer to the WeChat Mini Programs development documentation to develop and debug the Mini Program.

Step 4 Submit your code for WeChat to review and release after.

Access process for Wechat Mini Programs
Access process for Wechat Mini Programs


Do not have a Chinese entity, Chinese phone number or Chinese ID? We can help!

If you do not have a Chinese entity, Chinese ID, or Chinese phone number, which is essential to use WeChat Mini Program, 21CloudBox is here to help.

We can provide the necessary supporting documents to use WeChat Mini Program and walk you through the process. Meanwhile, we will also bring your company, product, and service into full compliance with Chinese law.

Contact us now to learn more about our solutions for doing business in China legitimately!

PARENT COMPANY

Tencent

CATEGORIES
Social Media
WESTERN EQUIVALENTS

Ready to Accelerate Your Site in China Legitimately?

Join 21YunBox and the 5,000+ developers and enterprises to use modern deployment technology

Get Started

Launch Your Site in China with Confidence

Make Your Site Work inside the Great Firewall of China

Enter your information, and our staff will assist you in getting a 21YunBox account for China.

Make Your Site Work Within the Great Firewall of China
Make Your Site Work Within the Great Firewall of China

By clicking 'Get Started', I also agree to 21YunBox's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.