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Grandparents and their private WeChat accounts: What are they up to?


What are the elders getting up to on their private WeChat accounts, eh? — SCMP

What are the elders getting up to on their private WeChat accounts, eh? — SCMP

Some young Chinese wanting to use the ubiquitous social media app WeChat to keep up with what their parents and grandparents are doing might be in for a surprise – a new study found that 1.35 million elderly users block their family members from viewing their WeChat Moments posts, a feature similar to Facebook’s Timeline.

While that only represents 2.7% of WeChat users over the age of 55, the survey also found that the elderly are more likely to trust Internet rumours over young people when it comes to news and information.

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