Social fun on WeChat: Try the brand-new panda sticker by CGTN!
Updated 16:52, 03-Apr-2019
By Jiang Qingrui

For the upcoming Chinese New Year, how could you not use social media to talk about the news, festivities in the community, the annual Spring Festival Gala, and maybe getting together with your Chinese friends?

A panda sticker made by CGTN features Chinese characters, meaning "Happy New Year." /CGTN Photo

A panda sticker made by CGTN features Chinese characters, meaning "Happy New Year." /CGTN Photo

Set aside Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and the like for a while, and this time, try WeChat, the most popular social media platform for chatting in China. Let me tell you why: A brand-new set of stickers made by CGTN is now available on WeChat!

The set comprises 12 GIF stickers featuring a lovely panda, an animal viewed internationally as one of the most representative symbols of China.

A sticker in a set made by CGTN features a panda saying "Thank you boss" with a red packet in hand. The red packet, or red envelope, usually with cash inside, is a popular New Year's gift for loved ones. /CGTN Photo

A sticker in a set made by CGTN features a panda saying "Thank you boss" with a red packet in hand. The red packet, or red envelope, usually with cash inside, is a popular New Year's gift for loved ones. /CGTN Photo

The set not only covers occasions like daily greetings, but also good wishes and social activities especially used for the Chinese New Year.

Follow the steps to download your CGTN panda sticker!

Step 1: Download WeChat and register for your account.

Step 2: Click "Me" on the bottom bar.

VCG Photo and Wechat Screenshot edited by Liu Shaozhen

VCG Photo and Wechat Screenshot edited by Liu Shaozhen

Step 3: Choose "Sticker Gallery."

Screenshot by CGTN

Screenshot by CGTN

Step 4: Type in "cgtn" in the search box.

Step 5: Find the CGTN panda stickers, download, and send them to your friends!

Screenshot by CGTN

Screenshot by CGTN

(Top photo: A panda sticker by CGTN. /CGTN Photo)