WeChat Open Platform

Official Accounts Documentation

Account Types


Different APIs are made available to Official Accounts based on a combination of which version of the platform the account resides on (China or International), the account type (Subscription or Service), as well as the account's verification status.

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China / International (where differences exist between the two platforms) † = feature available pending a separate application

API Subscription Verified Subscription Service Verified Service
Basic
Obtain access_token and server list
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Messaging
Receive user messages and send replies
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Messaging
Messages appear in...
"Subscriptions" folder "Subscriptions" folder Inbox, top-level Inbox, top-level
Messaging
Broadcast Limit
1/day 1/day 4/month 4/month
Messaging
Send Template Messages
No No No Yes/No
Custom Menus No Yes Yes Yes
Users
Set groups & notes
No Yes No Yes
Users
Get Open ID and Basic Profile
No Yes No Yes
Users
Request user location
(w/o entering webpage)
No No No Yes
Users
Get full follower list
No Yes No Yes
Parametric QR Codes No No No Yes
Payments No No No Yes†
Cards and Passes No Yes†/No No Yes†/No
Instant Store
Manage store contents
No No No Yes†/No
Customer Service No No No Yes†/No
Hardware No No No Yes†/No
JS SDK
Basic features
Yes Yes Yes Yes
JS SDK
Photo features
Yes Yes Yes Yes
JS SDK
Voice features
Yes Yes Yes Yes
JS SDK
Video features
Yes Yes Yes Yes
JS SDK
Request user location
Yes Yes Yes Yes
JS SDK
Support for Instant Store
No No No Yes/No
JS SDK
Cards & Passes
No Yes/No No Yes/No
JS SDK
Payments
No No No Yes/No