The computer version of WeChat is actually a lightweight enterprise office software.
Editor’s note: This article is from WeChat public account “Know the program” (ID: zxcx0101 ), author Liu Lingge, Jiang Hongchang.
On August 9th, the program found that WeChat began testing the new ability of “PC side support to open small programs”. Users don’t have to worry about the phone when they receive a small program on their computer.
Knowing the program is also the first time to experience this new ability with the applet developer. The experience of using the applet on the PC side is basically the same as that on the mobile phone. If the developer adapts, the PC-side applet also supports the horizontal Screen mode, but payment is not currently supported; developers do not need to submit a separate version.
Now, desktop devices have become productivity tools in many cases. It is a smoother experience to be able to get out of the phone and not to jump back and forth between devices.
PC applet experience: consistent with the mobile version of the experience, there is a horizontal screen, does not support payment and small games
ordinary users want to experience WeChat PC applet, just from WeChat official documents On the “PC applet development” introduction page, download the WeChat PC internal test version.
And developers want to do development and debugging of PC applets, and one more step: download and install the developer tools 1.02.190808 or above on the same page.
Open the WeChat PC beta. When a friend shares a small program with you, you will no longer see this familiar “receive a small program, please check it on the phone”, but a familiar one. Applet card.
Click on the applet card, you can use the WeChat applet in the pop-up applet window to support multiple open, and the display effect is almost the same as the mobile phone.
is still familiar verticalThe screen is still a familiar capsule button. Press the “…” button in the upper right corner of the PC applet, you can see that the PC applet has been added “Minimal” in addition to the original “Forward” and “About Apple” buttons in the mobile phone applet. Option.
Click the “⊙” button in the capsule button to close the applet; when you press it long, the applet switch bar on the phone side does not appear.
Whether it is on the desktop of the computer or the dispatch center of Windows, unlike the public number page, picture and other windows, the PC applet is at the same level as the WeChat, browser and other software, and does not contain the same menu. However, if you close WeChat, the PC applet will also exit.
Although the user is temporarily unable Manually adjust the size of the applet window, but the developer can adjust the PC applet to landscape: in the apple app.json file, add a “resist”: true” and it will not affect the phone. The vertical screen on the side is displayed. The “Tencent Documentation” applet in the image below is a good example.
By the way, if you want the applet to implement a landscape on the phone, you have to configure a “pageOrientation”: “auto” in the window section of app.json. However, the horizontal screen here needs to be visible after the user opens the rotation lock.
In the actual experience, we feel the whole operation experience It’s smoother, but there are still some issues to be optimized:
1, I can’t pay smoothly on the PC side: We tested on several e-commerce applets, originally thought it would beThe WeChat payment QR code that pops up when paying does not appear and is always loaded during the payment phase.
2, PC small The program can’t get accurate positioning: Most laptops don’t have a GPS module, let alone a desktop computer. Therefore, the location information on the PC applet can only be obtained according to the relevant interface, and can not achieve precise positioning on the mobile phone. . 3, page layout There is a difference: Take WeWe, the official component library of WeChat, as an example. When the Button style is displayed, there is a difference in layout from the mobile phone. WeChat also reminds everyone in the official documentation: Because the screen size on the PC is larger than the window size, it is best to use the window size to calculate the layout.
4 The network delay problem occurs more frequently.
5, does not support small games: Small game cards are shared to the PC-side WeChat, just like the previous small programs, can not be opened directly.
However, it can be understood that small programs and small games use different architectures. In addition, the operation experience of small games is mainly based on the touch screen, and it is not suitable for direct operation on the PC side.
Computer WeChat: Lightweight Enterprise Office Software
WeChat also confirmed this new capability to the program of awareness.
WeChat is testing the ability to “open the applet on the PC side”: the small program message received by the user on the WeChat PC chat scene can be directly opened on the PC side, and the interface is consistent with the mobile terminal. Other PC environments do not currently support opening small programs.
We hope that through this exploration, we will help users use applets more consistently in chat scenarios. Currently this capability supports Windows 7 and above, and the Mac will open the test in the near future.
Finally, we don’t have to look at the phone on the computer version of WeChat when we receive the message “Receive a small program, please check it on the mobile phone”. In particular, there are already many popular apps that will share with WeChat by default. The link is set to jump to the applet.
According to our experience, WeChat on PC also supports the horizontal screen mode, that is, after the developer adapts the PC, the user can experience a web-like experience. For content applets, this experience is more friendly. For service providers such as Light Mang, which are committed to making content layout and design more elegant, their capabilities can be more released.
For users, the “split feeling” caused by frequent jumps between desktop devices and mobile devices in a desktop scenario can seriously affect the experience, especially at work.
But as a national Level of chat software, many times, WeChat is actually the largest lightweight enterprise internal communication and customer relationship management (CRM) software. In addition to corporate OA and complex internal collaboration, many people communicate with colleagues and work partners in WeChat to synchronize project progress in group chats, especially on the computer side of WeChat as a productivity tool.
In the work scene, the experience of the WeChat on the computer is better than the mobile phone in many cases. It supports small programs and can make the experience of lightweight work scenes smoother.
The update of WeChat for Windows is often based on work scenarios. For example, WeChat 2.3 for Windows updates, supports forwarding to select multiple conversations; WeChat 2.4.5 for Windows, you can set up network proxy when logging in; WeChat 2.6 .7 for Windows, supports continuous unread voice auto-transfer text.
Of course, Enterprise WeChat Providing richer enterprise-class features and services, it undertakes more serious enterprise-level services. Now, Enterprise WeChat has a new position – the enterprise-specific connector, Tencent hopes to use it to let “every employee Become a window for corporate external services.”
The object of this positioning is more of an offline retail, educational or even industrial-grade scene. For example, Watson’s waiters have already used the WeChat to add customers’ WeChat, and the customer is presented with a professional image with “enterprise certification”. The newly added customer relationship will be automatically synchronized to the company’s own CR.In M, when someone leaves, Watson can assign the customers of the departing staff to other employees to ensure uninterrupted service.
Enterprise WeChat and WeChat have clarified their positioning. The only problem may be that we can’t leave WeChat at all times.