WeChat Shake Problem – a solution? Maybe.

There is a problem with the WeChat Shake application that we’ve written about in the past. It seems that the company responsible for WeChat, Tencent International, might have set up a temporary ban for users who use the Shake feature too frequently in one session. One of our readers noticed that he was able to get normal results, as opposed to purely Chinese results in Shake, if he simply stopped shaking for about half an hour.

To us, this makes perfect sense. Although the Shake feature is fun and quite exciting to use by times, we assume that it creates quite a drain on the WeChat servers. For this reason, we think that Tencent/Weixin/WeChat have created a shake limit for users who abuse this service.

This may be because of a drain on their servers or it could be an attempt to cut out or eliminate spammers from using the Shake feature to promote their products. Keep in mind that millions upon millions of Asian users use Weixin/WeChat, not just users in North America, Europe and Africa. India, for instance, seems to have taken to this app in a big way. When a company realizes the marketing potential available through WeChat, we think they would leap at the chance to contact users one to one, perhaps to the point of paying people to shake and then send out spam messages to users. We can imagine a scenario where a roomful of low-paid ‘shakers’ send out endless spam messages one by one. Knowing this, you can understand why we think WeChat has imposed a limit on the number of shakes per minute/hour/day for users. It’s a guess, but an educated one.

How popular is WeChat? This graphic gives you an idea:

Photo of WeChat Graphic
300 million users of which 50 million use WeChat* (as opposed to Weixin*).


(* WeChat is the English version, Weixin is the Chinese language version. )

That’s an incredible growth rate, isn’t it? As far as we know, the two sides of the app work in conjunction with each other. We have contacts who use Weixin and some who use WeChat. We can’t identify which app these contacts use so we assume that WeChat/Weixin is one big happy family.

Our advice? Keep shaking but don’t take things too seriously. If you’re looking for a date, sign up for an online service that concentrates on just that. If you’re looking for friends from all over the world, use WeChat’s Shake and relax. It’s free and works well. If you get odd results, take a break. Above all, don’t install any helper apps. You don’t need them and they may skew your search results. Happy shaking!
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229 thoughts on “WeChat Shake Problem – a solution? Maybe.”

  1. When i go nearby….i can see all the people nearby…but i cannot swnd message to them…nor they can see me…i cannot even use shake…..i hardly use shake and nearby….when i was in thailand….my wechat nearby and shake was working fine….from same phone i created new acc when i reached back to my country Bhutan….i can send messages to friends but when i use nearby ..people cant see me …but i can see them…but cant send message…shake isnt working too….i tried with different phone….same result….is it my wechat prob or phone? I have been using wechat for soo many yrs…i even send message to wechat team but no reply….whats the prob? Should i set my phone to factory setting? Plz help…

    1. Sorry, we don’t have any suggestions. Could be a privacy setting, just a guess. If you work it out, let us know. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Hey I have been using WeChat from may year but recently I deleted my WeChat accountis there a way to recover it? I want it back because shake is showing no results in my new WeChat ID. Please help. Shake was working fine with my previous id but new id is showing no results.

    1. If your new account isn’t showing results, your old one won’t either. We doubt that there is any way to recover your old account. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Hi sir, i want to ask for a shake things. Before i change my display picture, i can use shake as usuall. But after 3-4 times i shake, then i change my display picture, suddenly it cant be use about 2 days already. So can you tell me why? What should i do?

    1. What did you change your new photo to? Something that WeChat didn’t like? If that’s the case, try changing it back. Some apps from China won’t let you do anything until your photo is verified. That could take a few days or weeks. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  4. Guys if you are facing the problem of ” no result in shake feature ”
    The only way to get it back is by factory reset
    I have tried it and it works

        1. I got many accounts like twitter or instagram and also wechat. If i reset that factory, other accounts will be reset too? If yes, can i get all my accounts back with the same name and followers etc?

          1. As long as you know all the passwords and emails, sure. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  5. I Have a problems while shaking it’s say no result found.. and I’m seeing this problems from 4 days ago while i uninstall it and again reinstall and log in while every things works properly but shake not plz help me. i like to use shake very much

    1. Maybe you’ve used it too often. WeChat bans some users from Shake because they use it too frequently. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  6. My Wechat shake feature showing “No Result found” I tried with new account it gives me 20 results after that I am getting no result found In new account also

    1. You used Shake 20 times in a row? Looks like WeChat has cut you off. Shake isn’t a dating service. It’s for fun, something people use every now and then. Take a break. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  7. Hello,
    I have 2 WeChat accounts. I have never got any report on my accounts. One of my accounts started not to find people when I shake my phone even after 4 days. I deleted the account and signed up again using the same number, the problem still exists. The other account works fine with no issues. I am sure how I can solve this issue and whom do I need to contact. Please help.

  8. hii sar im using new register 10 account diffrent diffrent phone turn off phone many tricks try but shake option is No result found

    i have 10 number first no is show no resutl im try another 9more new number register byt still this problem 3 phone i have 3phone is show this msg No result found what is this

    im unable to under stand we chat is good app but this problem is very big problem

    1. We can’t quite understand everything but it seems you’re unable to use Shake. Maybe WeChat has closed the option for your location. Sorry but we don’t have an answer. Check with your friends. See if they can use Shake. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. Start a new account. Once you do that, don’t use Shake as much as you did before. Either that or your motion sensor is not working. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. Yes, you’ve used Shake too often. Give it a rest. Try again in a few weeks. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  9. Few months ago when I use to shake on wechat I use to get a list of about 10 users shaking their phone but now it’s only showing one user shaking. Why? Can I get again numbers of people shaking their phone

    1. Maybe fewer people are using Shake. There are new apps every day. Maybe WeChat is losing its popularity. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. Your account has been blocked from using Shake. WeChat does this when someone uses Shake too often. Either that or your phone’s movement sensor is broken. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  10. Hi my people nearby been not works for nearly 10 days..last night it show my id listed in people nearby..but people cant sent me greetings .

    I been try sent my friend message and its works ok..i try add new contact..its been ok..try sent another people greetings..its ok..

    The only problem is people cant sent me greetings..
    Might be the location or wechat blocked my id?cheers.

    1. Can you send messages? If you can, WeChat hasn’t blocked your ID. If you can’t, we think they have blocked you. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  11. I am not able to get results even first time in the day…. its continuous searching but don’t find any results…. why … whats d matter is this plz resolve

    1. Results from what? Shake? Maybe WeChat has cut you off permanently. Start a new account and see what happens. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  12. My shake featured is disable. Message shown that “you are forbidden to use the featured temporary because you been reported too many times.”
    Why ?

    1. What part of “you are forbidden to use the featured temporary because you been reported too many times.” don’t you understand? How could they make it any more obvious?

    1. Reboot your phone, shake again. If you still get the same result, try it on another phone. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

      1. Probably, we’re not sure. There have been problems with Blackberrys and WeChat in the past. You might be better off buying an Android device and using it. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  13. I am unable to use shake in wechat.“too many attempt try again later” i have tried uninstalling the app,restarting phone. nothing smeems to work.

    1. Your account might have been blocked by WeChat for using Shake too often. Try another account. There is nothing else you can do. Thanks for commenting.

  14. My app is not showing any result when am shaking my phone….it is shown that “No Result Found”….how can i fix this……..

    1. Try another phone or reboot the one you are using. Maybe the motion sensor is broken. Thanks for commenting.

    1. We suspect that you have added a helper app in order to find more friends. Start fresh with a new account, no helper apps and your luck might change. Thanks for commenting.

  15. Man my problem is with the drift botlle i throw it but i never take answers…i restart the app..restated my phone but nothing,,i can pick up …But never throw.Someone can help?

    1. Perhaps there is a limit on how many bottles you can have out there at one time. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  16. Hi ,

    My friend asking for reply but
    I am unable to send greeting “too many attempt try again later” in greeting while sending message to many friend.

    1. Wait for a while and try again. WeChat thinks you’re spamming people with replies. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  17. The wechat shake problem (China issue)

    I have
    1. full format my phone
    2. login and logged out of wechat
    3. not used shake for a month
    4. uninstalled any unofficial apps n my phone

    does not work. face it, once u have the china shake problem, it stays there forever.

  18. Please help me
    From last 2 month my shake option is not working
    Am shaking my phone but there were no result
    So what should I do

    1. It’s your phone that is the problem. It has a motion sensor in it that appears to be defective. Either that or you have been banned from Shake because you use it too often. That’s just a guess but it seems to have happened in the past. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. Are you in India? We’re in Canada and get responses from all over the world. Many people in India use WeChat so that might be why. In Canada, it’s still quite a rate app. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  19. I get the message of ‘Too many attempts. Try again later’ in sending a greeting to a person who greeted Me back in “people nearby”

    1. Send a message and wait. Don’t keep sending message after message. It’s hit and miss. If the other person gets the message, fine. If not, move on to someone else. Good luck. Thanks for commenting.

  20. I have two I’d for we chat. I use both id by one mobile. One id’s shake option is working. Bt other I’d shake option is not working. It show no match found. Why? What should I do now?

    1. We think you’ve probably used Shake too many times on that account. WeChat has probably shut Shake off for you. Why not use the account that works? Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. We don’t think that many people use the bottles but many use Shake. If you’re not getting the results you like, stop using Shake for a while. Take a break. Once you go back to it, maybe your luck will improve. Thanks for commenting.

    1. It depends on where you are in the world, for one thing. Secondly, most of the people who use WeChat are from those parts of the world. Thirdly, it is possible that your phone has been compromised by a helper app that you have added to it. Lastly, when do you use Shake? That alone will affect your results. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. It’s not a WeChat problem. It has to do with your hardware or your service provider, not WeChat. Maybe you can update your phone or reset it to factory specs, something like that. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. Perhaps your phone’s motion sensor is damaged. That’s what we think the problem is. Thanks for commenting.

      1. Hello friend my wechat shake option showing ” too many attempts try again later ” can you please help from this error

        1. That’s pretty easy to figure out, isn’t it? Give it a break. Shake is for fun, not for constant use.

    1. You have to enable the motion detector and/or location. If that doesn’t work, your phone is faulty. Ask for a replacement. Thanks for commenting.

    1. Maybe the movement sensor in your phone is not working. Maybe you have used Shake too often. Try another account or stop using shake for a while. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. Your phone’s motion detector has to be working. Maybe the one in your device is broken. Try resetting the phone, updating the firmware, things like that. Good luck! Thanks for commenting.

    1. You might be able to select girls in People Nearby and have that setting used for Shake but we are not 100% sure of that. It’s hit and miss, sometimes girls, usually boys. That’s the way WeChat works, like it or not. Thanks for commenting.

    1. Maybe you could take a break and do something else for a week or two. You could also sign up for a new account and start again. Good luck. Thanks for commenting.

    1. If you just want Indonesian people, it would make sense to be in Indonesia. Shake will get responses from anywhere in the world. Sometimes you have to shake at the proper time, that would be when the people in whatever country you want are shaking too. You cannot fine tune this free feature. There is no country setting for it. WeChat is free and Shake is a simply an entertaining way to meet strangers. Try an online service, that might work better for you. Thanks for commenting.

    1. Have you added any 3rd party apps to WeChat? That is most likely the reason. Delete the helper apps then try again. Good luck. Thanks for commenting.

      1. which helper or 3rd party app? will u please tell me specifically because I have been suffering from this problem from long time so I need Indian or other than Chinese friends in shake options please

        1. Any of the helper apps could be causing the problem. We don’t use any of them so we can’t tell you any names but when we search for WeChat in the app store, many names come up. Delete them all. If you have had success before with seeing friends in your own country but now you are only seeing results from China, there is a change that WeChat has shut down the Shake option for you. The reason? Too many requests. Try a new account on another device to see if that works. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

  21. I hv greeting to my friend he told that he didn’t recive. May b i hv sent too many request whats its solution to b normal .

    1. Not all messages go through. That could be a problem with your provider or your friend’s provider. Maybe your friend has blocked you. There are many possibilities. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. How do you know they are not seeing your requests? Maybe you have been blocked by WeChat, maybe you’re sending too many requests. If people are not responding, it probably isn’t a problem with WeChat. Clear your cache and start again. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. It could be your phone or it could be that you’ve used Shake too often. If the motion sensor in your phone is broken, you need to buy a new device. If you have used Shake too often, take a break for a week of so. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

    1. Most likely it’s your phone that is the problem. Maybe the motion detector is broken from overuse, just a guess. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

        1. We don’t know the limit. Give it a rest. Try again in a week or so. Shake is for occasional use, it’s not a free dating service. If you use it too much, you’ll get cut off. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

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