WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account

WeChat started to ask a friend to verify and block the account just after registration on iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile devices recently and it became one of the most common problems of the application. Since it is an account issue, there is not much to do against that but contact WeChat staff. It is because your phone number will be blocked, once WeChat ask verifying your account. When phone number has been blocked, reinstalling application or using other versions of the application won’t work for you. We are going to provide a guideline on here for you to contact WeChat staff. If you have any questions related this issue, please swipe/scroll down and comment this page. Please see if your account is already registered: WeChat Login Problem: Your Account May Have Been Compromised

Let’s tell you how to get rid of friend verification problem of WeChat by contacting staff if you don’t have friend to help you. If you have a friend, he should be eligible to verify your account (verification/registration). You can see what your friends need to do for verifying with our guide.

WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account


Also See: How to Unblock WeChat Account

Friend Verification on WeChat and Solutions

If you have a friend on WeChat, that’s good, you can get rid of this problem very soon. However it is reported by users that their account has been blocked just after registration and they get notification from WeChat to verify their account with a friend.

So how will you resolve this issue. Firstly you will need to find a friend who is using the application and he needs to be eligible for that.

Which Accounts are Eligible to Verify Another Account on WeChat?

The account should have these terms for assistant verification or registration:

  • WeChat account needs to be 1 year-old at the least.
  • The account should enabled to WeChat Wallet option.
  • The account hasn’t verified any account in last 6 months.
  • Important Update: Eligible account should be in same country with you now.

If your friend doesn’t have all 3 terms we have told you above, he/she cannot verify your account.

How to Verify Account with a Friend on iOS and Android

If you found a friend which has 3 terms we have told above, he needs to do following. (Pictures are for android but it is same with iOS. So you can do same for iOS devices too.)

  1. Run WeChat.WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account - Run WeChat on Your Device
  2.  Tap “WeChat Team” on the conversation list. Your friend can see it at the picture below.WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account - Click on WeChat Team
  3. Tap “Account” on the WeChat Team page.WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account - Tap on Account
  4. A menu will appear on your friend’s screen, your friend will need to tap “Help Friend Register” in the section below. Please do not confuse it with “Help Friend Log In“. If your account has been blocked while you were using it, your friend will need to do verification step though. Registration is for new accounts.WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account - Assistant Registration
  5. Your friend should select your country code first and then add your rest of your phone number to the field. The tap on submit to verify your account.WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account - Enter Phone Number

I Don’t Have Any Friends What to Do

If you don’t have any friends, click here to see solutions to find a someone.

You will need to do following steps to ask WeChat unblock your account:

  • Click here to go to WeChat Support page.
  • Select your mobile operating system in platform. (Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Nokia, etc.)
  • Select your country in the region.
  • Select “Login and Password” in category and then select “Account Blocked” at the next.
  • Type description of your problem. (Focus on that you have recently registered to WeChat, your account has blocked and the app requiring you to friend verification.
  • At step 2, type your mobile number that you have registered to WeChat.
  • Finally, type your mail address to next field and select “Email” at “Prefer Being Contacted by” section.

That’s all you have to do. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

See Also: Account is Blocked No Friend to Verify


Questions and Answers – WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account

Cannot Unlock Account, Need a Verification from a User


I was using the app for a couple days and then it became locked. It won’t let me unlock it. It says I need verification from a user. I only had one user on it. They are a contact overseas and I don’t know how to have them unlock it. I don’t understand how it became locked. My account name is ***.


Welcome to How to Chat Online. Yes it is one of common problem of WeChat and unfortunately this is an account issue. You won’t able to fix it with reinstalling the application, deleting cache, clearing data because it is 100 percent related with the application. Any kind of code won’t also help you. You will need to contact to WeChat staff directly because it is an account issue. Do the solutions which we have provided above. However you should certainly clarify your situation that you cannot verify WeChat through a friend.

Account is Blocked No Friend to Verify


My WeChat account is blocked. WeChat wants to me to verify my account with friends but I have no friends at the moment. How can I resolve this problem?


It is the common problem of new users of WeChat nowadays. Their accounts are getting blocked by the application and the app wants them to verify users account with friend. I am sorry for the situation that you have faced… However since it’s an account issue, only a WeChat developer can fix your problem. Please follow all steps above.

Cannot WeChat Verify with Friend on iOS


I created an account a few months ago, stopped using it for awhile, but didn’t realize I had been locked out. Now I can’t hear from my friends overseas. I tried to verify my account with two other friends, but it isn’t working and the process just keeps repeating. Please help.


Your friends should have these three features in their account to verify your account on WeChat application:
1-) Your friend’s WeChat account age should be 1 year-old at the least.
2-) Your friend should have WeChat Wallet account.
3-) Your friend shouldn’t have verified another account in last 6 months.
All these 3 features are required. If they are missing one of those, it is not possible for them to enable your account.

WeChat Security Authentication Issue on iOS


I am having an issue with the signup process of Wechat. It takes me through a Security authentication on my phone. It says that a friend has to scan the Qr Code. So they scan the Qr Code and then it says that there is an error and that my friend’s account does not qualify for assisted registration and to find a new friend. We tried to authenticate through a phone number lookup as well and doesn’t work. I have deleted wechat 2 times now and reset my network setting and still, nothing has changed how do I fix this issue?

Solution for WeChat Security Authentication Issue on iOS


I have tried to reach you to find an online solution for this WeChat security authentication problem but unfortunately I failed. You can follow instructions I have told you in the mail which I have told you at next friend verification attempt.

I am sorry that you have faced with this error since it is a common problem of new registered users of WeChat and unfortunately there is not any real solution for this because this is not an application or phone issue at all. The problem is completely related with WeChat servers and your account. Generally people from United States of America are facing with friend verification problem because of some reasons and WeChat almost doesn’t accept any friend account for verification. It is kinda a bug of the app…

You will need to contact to WeChat devs to solve this problem, however they are very slow at response. You should be a bit patient about the problem.

How to Contact

Please do the following steps to contact WeChat devs:

  • Click here to go to WeChat support.
  • Select iOS for platform.
  • Choose country for your region.
  • Select “Registration” at the category field and select “Others” at the next field.
  • Please describe your problem well at the description field. Don’t forget to mention about friend verification and how couldn’t solve this problem.
  • Upload a screenshot if you can.
  • Type your valid phone number to first field of step 2.
  • Type your valid email address to second field of step 2.
  • Select email as preferred contact way.
  • Submit the form.

Finally you will need to wait WeChat’s response now. However don’t hurry about this.

WeChat Assistant Verification Failed

You will need to recover your WeChat account through contacting support as we have mentioned above questions and answers if WeChat assistant verification failed. If WeChat assistant verification failed, these can be reason of the situation:

  • Your friend is not having 1 year-old account.
  • Friend’s account hasn’t got WeChat Wallet.
  • Your Friend has assisted someone else to verify someone else’s account in last 6 months.

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25 thoughts on “WeChat Asking a Friend to Verify Account

  • February 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Hello. Can i ask if how can i verify the account that who was reported my wechat account?

    • February 24, 2019 at 9:44 pm

      Hello Jolex,
      As far I understand your account has reported and you blocked because of that. One of our staff is going to answer you as soon as possible for the situation.

  • February 18, 2019 at 2:18 am

    why it needed a Friend that having wechat to sign up damn, this app isn’t known in our country I just want it to use In my game to donate coins damn it

    • February 24, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      Well, actually no one knows the exact reason of this. Actually we believe that this is one of the best messenger apps with awesome features. However Wechat is losing a huge opportunity with high security requirements. I am sorry that you have also faced with this error too.

  • December 8, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    I am from Vietnam and I have no friends here to verify my account. I have sent a message to WeChat before and they have responded me that they are not going to activate my account until I find a friend. My question is should I contact with WeChat staff once more if they allow me for a foreign friend?

    • January 24, 2019 at 1:19 am

      Hello Madelaine,
      It is nice to see that you are from Vietnam. Unfortunately they are not going to accept it. Because it seems Wechat is very strict about their rules at the moment. If you don’t have any friends for it, I recommend you to join some local forums or online chat websites of Vietnam and ask for verification. I wish the best luck to you.

  • December 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for the guidance, I managed to reactivate my account with a friend. For those who can’t activate their account… You need to have a friend in the same country with you.

  • December 1, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Hello, like thousands of others, I’ve been blocked from my account due to suspicious login. I’ve had 3 friends try to verify me for re-login and it didn’t work. I have no more friends that can verify me. I’ve submitted my problem to WeChat support 10 times. I got one reply but they directed me to WeChat’s FAQ website which is completely useless for my situation. I cannot create a new account because I don’t have another phone # to use for the new account. What more can I do at this point? Please help! I’ve many contacts on my wechat account that I’d really hate to loose!

    • December 19, 2018 at 6:35 am

      hello kari, I’m currently facing the same problem! may I know have you had your problem with WeChat fixed in the end?

  • November 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I want to use wechat with my wife. I do not have friends to recomend me so i cannot finish the sign in process. What should i do?

    • November 18, 2018 at 3:48 am

      You will need to contact WeChat support for this. Or you will need to find someone who can activate your account on internet but it can happen hardly I believe. If you don’t have any particular reason to use WeChat, you can also try Line messenger (made in Japan).

  • October 3, 2018 at 5:45 am

    I want to get an account but compared to what my friend who had no problem sign up . I try since 3 days with new cards and it always says card is registered…

  • July 20, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Malam bos ko saya nda bisa daftar akun wechat tolong ajari dong….

  • June 12, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Why I can not add my friends and my friend not see me in People nearby. Can take me please ???

  • April 30, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I was log out of my wechat account and when I tried to log in but I can’t because I don’t use my number anymore, and for log in I need the verification code. Can you tell to me how to fix my problem?

    Saya tidak bisa login dikarenakan nomor hp yang saya gunakan untuk akun wechat saya tidak saya gunakan lagi, tapi saya butuh code verifikasi untuk bisa login kembali. Dan saya tidak bisa menghubungi teman dikontak wechat saya. Jadi apa yang bisa saya lakukan untuk bisa login kembali?

    • May 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Unfortunately, you won’t able to use the same account with the different phone. You had to inform WeChat that you are using a new device and phone before you do it. You will need to go to WeChat Help Center and fill the form as the following picture below.
      Don't Use Phone Number on WeChat Now, How to Fix?

      Please describe your problem to staff well. They won’t respond your problem really quick.

      • May 9, 2018 at 1:22 am

        I decided to delete wechat of my phone. It was a great app but now it’s too complicated

      • May 9, 2018 at 1:23 pm

        I agree that Bety. It is really awesome app. There are many good features but they should fix bugs and this verification problems as soon as possible. I guess more than 2000 people are giving up use this application in a day because of bugs and registration problems. That makes about 720.000 people yearly and it’s quite a number for an application.

  • April 10, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    WeChat is just a junk app only to be used in China. It’s so goddamn user unfriendly so damn annoying just while signup. God knows how complicated it can be while using. I do not have a friend that can vouch for me and there is no other way to sign-up. I’m so sorry for the Chinese people to go through this stringent nonsense to just sign-up for a goddamn app. I am very happy with WhatsApp. Screw this lousy app. Let it just stay in China.

    • April 10, 2018 at 10:52 pm

      Hello Jamie,

      Thank you for feedback and I understand you at all. I agree that WeChat is very problematic. Especially, friend verification is completely nonsense and they need to resolve this issue as soon as possible.. We had a question and service and we have closed it recently due to new terms in Europe. Something has taken my attention while we were answering questions, almost more than 90 percent of people (who were facing problems with WeChat) was from United States of America. The application is full of bugs. Most of feature doesn’t work properly. Wechat devs should work on fix those problems instead of releasing new features. Example: Nearby service doesn’t work properly almost 6-7 years but they didn’t fix it at all

  • March 21, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Please, teach me how to contact wechat staff.

    • March 21, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Hello Bernard,
      You can watch to following video for see the how to contact Wechat here: How to Unlock WeChat Account. You will need to select fields which are related with your issue.

  • February 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    My account has been blocked and need a friend to verify; however, my friend is unable to do the verification. Please help to unblock my account.


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