Social media tools have become an integral part of our lives, connecting people from all around the world and facilitating communication, information sharing, and entertainment. However, if you are travelling to China you must know that several social media tools don’t work in China. Let’s explore some popular social media alternate platforms.

1- 微信
WhatsApp to WeChat

The first and most important alternate you may need in China is WeChat instead of Whatsapp. Remember that using VPN is not legal there. Even if you use some VPN it will be caught and disable by the system inspector bots. So, its better to install WeChat and activate it before leaving to China.

Whatsapp to Wechat
Twitter to Weibo

Twitter to Weibo

A microblogging platform similar to Twitter, allowing users to post short messages, share multimedia content, and follow other users. Twitter is also not reachable in China. So, if its your habit to check the tweets often it will be headache for you.  So Weibo is good social media tool there.

3- 抖音
TikTok to Douyin

The Chinese version of TikTok, a short-form video sharing platform known for its viral challenges and creative content. Its a good alternate but you will see the local feeds mostly and need a local mobile number for activation.

TikTok to douyin
youtube to youku

Youtube to Youku

Often referred to as the “Chinese YouTube,” Youku is a popular video streaming platform that offers a wide range of content, including movies, TV shows, and user-generated videos. Reminder that youtube is also blocked in China.

In short, before going to China, prepare well mentally that you have to forego your social life. you must need a valid Chinese local phone number to get OTPs of these Chinese Social Media apps. 

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