What is Sina Weibo
Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media platform launched in August 2009 which is also known as the Chinese version of Twitter. This Sina website has initially used the domain t.sina.com.cn but later 2 years Sina Corporation shortened as Weibo.com and it offers lots of other Weibo services such as Tencent Weibo and Sohu Weibo. Sina Weibo has around 550 million active users, china’s 2nd most social media website, and one of the top 10 most used social media sites in 2020 globally as per Statista report. Weibo is currently trading at a market cap of $7.37 billion which makes SINA’s 46% equity stake with 72% voting share in Weibo worth at least $4.47 billion. Alibaba Group also holds a 31.5% stake value of this Sina Weibo china organization.
This website available Chinese and Sina Weibo English version language and also you can download and use it through on your android and iOS mobile.
Everyone can register a Weibo account and upload text, multimedia contents like music, video, gifs, polls, and more which all are shared with other users on this platform. Apart from this, users can do live streaming and use the “Weibo stories” feature (15 sec) same as Instagram stories that disappear after 24 hours. Users can subscribe to any of their friends and favorite Weibo profiles to keep track of their posts and you can “Like”, “Comment”, “share”, “Repost”, and “Chat” (inbox). Sina Weibo users can all join various chat groups. Same as twitter here in Sina Weibo you can write 140 characters posts, use @mentions to tag friends, #hashtags, shorten URL using t.cn, and many more features.
Customized Home Page
On the Weibo homepage, you can see the “Following” tab, which shows the latest posts and stories from accounts that you are following. In the “Hot” tab, Sina Weibo created a customized page based on the users browse and search the history-based Weibo app algorithm. Same as “Nearby”, “Ranking List” and “Food” tabs are also provide the most interesting and up-to-date content for users.
This Weibo ‘discover’ feature to act as a search engine within this app, it consists of 50 top hot and trending topics with different categories such as News, Entertainment, Sports, and much more.
To browse efficiently, the Sina Weibo app gathers all videos on a single page in the Video tab. Users can also be sorting categories and to watch various videos such as “movies”, “Celebrities”, “News” and their interested topic videos.
Weibo is different from all other top social media sites they launched a game center game.weibo.com which provides the best online Weibo epic games ranging from the NBA, Glory Football, Will God, Shenxiandao, Pokemon, and more which give more expectation for new users to log in Sina Weibo on mac or android mobile and stay on the platform for a longer duration. This is one of the most unique features that make Weibo more than just a Chinese Twitter clone.
Apart from these above features, the Sina Weibo china app provides lots of extra functions such as
Weibo Fit – which helps to track your sports records and health data like steps count, walking distance, and calories burnt.
Weibo Wallet – it allows users to send and pay money online with a single touch. Weibo users can also pay loans, buy movie tickets, get new insurance, and fix doctor appointments through this app. All you just add your credit card or Alipay account and get started instantly!
Sina Weibo Account of Chinese Actor Huang Bo (黃渤)
How to Signup Sina Weibo Account
- Go to the Weibo website on your browser or download the Sina Weibo mobile app from the play store or app store. Enter your valid email address or phone number.
- Now type a strong password that consists of alphanumeric and special characters
- Type your nickname if you create for personal use or
- Type your company or brand name if you create for business or commercial purposes.
- Now enter the verification code and tap signup
- Finally, you’re registered Weibo account.
Same as you can create a Weibo corporate account.
Weibo Business Verification
According to the Sina Weibo Data Center, the number of verified corporate accounts on Weibo has reached more than 1,500,000 in 2018 that covers all industries including tech, fashion, e-commerce, food & beverage, and so on. In 2012, Weibo launched a paid VIP membership which allows users to upgrade their profile functionality from stages VIP 1 to VIP 7 based on the growth value of that Weibo profile.
To get a Weibo VIP membership, you need to pay a monthly membership of ¥10 and you would get 10 growth value points a day. For Annual membership, you have to pay ¥108 and get 15 growth value points per day. Each time when you renewal yearly membership, you get an extra 200 growth value points as a reward.
To verify your Weibo business and get a blue V badge, you need to agree with the Sina Weibo certification terms and conditions and fill all your company information.
A foreign company with a Chinese business license
Verify your account like a local China company, which costs ¥300/year. To apply for this business license you should have a permanent business address, license registration number, business description, mobile number, trademark certificate, and email address.
A foreign company without a Chinese business license
If you have a trademark registered company in China, you may open a Weibo account through your official dealer/agent, which also costs ¥300/year with a Certificate of the dealership and Chinese business license of your dealer or distributor.
If your company is new to China, you should register a new foreign business account and have to pay $1,000 USD for one-time verification charges.
Most Followed Weibo Account 2020
There are lots of international celebrities who created Weibo accounts to keep in touch with their Chinese audience. Celebrities like Tom Cruise, Avril Lavigne, Emma Watson, Mike Tyson, Samuel L Jackson, Neil Bush, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Tayor Swift, and more. Recently UK Prime Minister David Cameron joined Weibo account after visiting China and meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Here is the list of most followed Weibo accounts as per the report.
- Xie Na 谢娜 (125,322,618 Fans)
- He Jiong 何炅 (118,812, 459 Fans)
- Yang Mi 杨幂 (97.106.954 Fans)
- Angelababy 杨颖 (97.043.510 Fans)
- Chen Kun 陈坤 (90.616.162 Fans)
- Vicky Zhao 赵薇 (84.912.880 Fans)
- Yao Chen 姚晨 (80.021.355 Fans)
- Ruby Lin 林心如 (76.368.428 Fans)
- Deng Chao 邓超 (73.968.964 Fans)
- Jimmy Lin 林志颖 (71.422.326 Fans)
Remove Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo on Mac
iOS devices are one of the most secure platforms in the world and there is almost no chance to find a mac device ever infected. Even if some developer builds an app with malicious code, it won’t be able to upload it on the Appstore. Same as Wechat and QQ international apps, sina weibo also safe to use as per security concerns.
Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo is a Chinese social media network but not any viruses or malicious app installed on iOS mobile. Apple fails to recognize your region when you create apple id and somehow it added the Chinese keyboard to your iOS device, these social networks are added to the Settings app.
You can easily remove Tencent Weibo and Sina Weibo on your mac device by following these simple steps.
- Open the mobile Settings and go to General>Keyboard.
- Swipe left on the Chinese keyboard and tap Delete.
- Now both Weibo apps are removed from your mobile.
The alternate method to get rid of Sina and Tencent Weibo app from your ios device, follow the below steps. While doing this, you need to be very cautious.
- Go to applications, you will find Preferences.app, tap on it to proceed.
- Now, go to Settings.plist in iFile and choose the Text Viewer option
- Now click the edit button and find the code below for Sina Weibo and delete it.
- Same as remove the Tencent Weibo you have to remove the code below from the text editor.
- Now, these apps would be deleted from your mobile.
Don’t make any changes in other codes; it will end up crashing other social media profiles. Each social networking app begins with the <dict> tag and ends with </dict> tag. So before that take a backup of the text code before editing or removing anything.
Hope this article will give you complete overviews about Sina Weibo signup process, features, and how to use this china Sina Weibo app effectively.