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REGISTER A SINA WEIBO ACCOUNT FOR OVERSEAS FROM DESKTOP


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About Sina Weibo in China

Have you heard about Sina Weibo before? Sina Weibo, written as “新浪微博”, is a platform launched by Sina Corporation since August 14, 2009, which was initially known as China’s Twitter. Now it has been developed into one of China’s largest and most popular social media platforms/apps.

Sina Weibo is a hot Chinese social app with huge Chinese user base. The number of Sina Weibo’s monthly active users has reached 462 million (as of December, 2018), surpassing Twitter already, revealed by the official financial data report released in March, 2019.

Nowadays, A lot of international netizens have also logged in to Weibo platform and started posting on Weibo to interact with Chinese followers and fans.

Due to different asian culture, huge market and years of development, the latest Sina Weibo is definitely no longer another copy of Twitter or micro blog any more. At present, Sina Weibo is more like a super social and media tool combining with rich multimedia information and instant news, a public platform for ideas and thoughts exchanging, great works and resources sharing, as well as a platform for online communication and social interactions.

For more, please click here to read the bilingual story about Sina Weibo’s brief introduction.

If you have not got a Sina Weibo account, you can follow the steps here to sign up Weibo from your desktop now.

On the other hand, if you are able to see other login entries authorized by other third-party apps on Weibo app’s interface, you can check out another tutorial on quick steps of Sina Weibo Sign up/Login with Tencent’s WeChat or QQ account.



Which Versions?

Register a Weibo Account from PC Platform or Mobile Apps?

You are able to visit weibo.com and start signing up on PC platform.

Otherwise, you can also take out your mobile phone, download and install Weibo app and then launch it. There are two types of Weibo apps, the standard version and the International version as well.

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The standard version is the most of Chinese people get used to installing, with rich features and dazzling interface, while the international version of Weibo is much cleaner and simple to get started with. 

Next, you can start your registration tour as follows.

HOW TO DO IT?

Steps to Register A Weibo Account with Phone Number from Desktop

Take the PC platform as an example.

Step 1. Visit Sina Weibo’s Official Website.

Browse weibo.com website, click on the top right and find a link text like “立即注册 (Lì Jì Zhù Cè)” if the interface you see is in Chinese language. The link text in Chinese means “Sign up now “. Then click the text link, so that you could be redirected to the registration page.

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Step2. Change Language into English.

You could find a drop-down menu on the right-bottom of the page. Click it and select the English language as you wish.

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If you don’t have too much patience with above, you can go directly the webpage with one-click here:

Sign up Sina Weibo 2019 in English : )


Step 3. Select the Location.

Now, please choose a country/region code based on your mobile phone number, and input your phone number, the password you wish, and birthday info as it requests.

Then click “Get A Code for free” button to ask for a verification code via SMS message sent to your phone. So you are able to input the correct verification code your mobile phone received.

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Here it’s important to input a valid and real phone number you owned. Due to Weibo’s real-name policy in China since 2017, users won’t able to register, comment or publish social content without real-name verification. So the valid phone number you provided is helpful to receive a free A-code and help you got verified.

With regard to the birthday info you input, it helps your to get birthday wishes from social friends on Weibo platform. And you can certainly restrict its visibility to be viewed only by yourself.

The locations for sending mobile phone’s SMS message currently are supported as below:register weibo account 2019, sign up weibo 2019

If all above goes smoothly, you will get verified successfully!

Congratulations! There’s only one last step left now.

Step 4. One Last Step for Weibo Registration.

Please input nickname, gender and location as well as your interest upon the request.

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Then you can enjoy your Weibo now.

IN ADDITION

Questions & Additional

Have you got any tips from the bilingual Chinese story above?

Do you have any other questions or suggestions?

You are free to write down in the “Comments” section below.

Any thought from yours could be appreciated, valuable, and might help the rest of the residents on the planet. 😀

Additionally…

Did You Start Learning Chinese with Pinyin?

Continue to read our User-friendly Chinese-Pinyin version of this story (Unlocked for residents only).

Hope it Helps! : )

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