Some 20 million red envelopes were sent via WeChat over the first two days of the Lunar New Year in late January 2014. This jumped to 1 billion for last year’s Spring Festival and 1.4 billion on August 20 2015, dubbed Chinese Valentine’s Day. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Get lucky this Spring Festival: WeChat adds sexy twist to red-envelope giving via mobile ahead of Chinese New Year

Users of Tencent’s WeChat app will soon be able to send virtual packets of cash to unlock blurred-out, and potentially racy, photos as it takes on Alipay in mobile money-sending

Topic |   Lunar New Year

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Some 20 million red envelopes were sent via WeChat over the first two days of the Lunar New Year in late January 2014. This jumped to 1 billion for last year’s Spring Festival and 1.4 billion on August 20 2015, dubbed Chinese Valentine’s Day. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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