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‘Irreplaceable’: U.S. WeChat users struggle to imagine life without the app Trump wants to ban

August 12, 2020

Via: Fortune

Every winter, when the Lunar New Year comes around, Shuyi’s 80-person WeChat group of extended family lights up with celebratory messages and ‘red envelopes,’ digital versions of the red-packeted cash gifts that are central to the traditional Chinese holiday.

Shuyi and her relatives send each other red envelopes on WeChat, a messaging app, sometimes using a playful function where the first person to ‘snatch’ the envelope gets the digital money.

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