HOW-TOs: Help Register A Sina Weibo Account Overseas From Desktop


Follow the step-by-step below to get instructions on how to register a Sina Weibo account for overseas from Desktop side. Weibo is one of popular Chinese social platforms, which is suitable for International Chinese learners to make a start on learning Mandarin Chinese language.

Target Story Words

English Words:

Chinese Pinyin:

Standard Chinese:

Related Chinese Words:
注册 Zhù cè To register an account or sign up.
登录 Dēng lù To sign in or login with an account.

Related App:
微博 Wēi bó China's popular social media platform for viewing and sharing multimedia content as well as online communication.

Chinese Words Pronunciation

Chinese Pronunciation on GoogleSay “Register A Sina Weibo Account”

About Sina Weibo in China

Have you heard about Sina Weibo before? Sina Weibo, written as 新浪微博 (xīn làng wēi bó) in Simplified Chinese, is a platform launched by Sina Corporation on 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 or Weibo for short is a hot Chinese social app with a 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 the Weibo platform and started posting on Weibo to interact with Chinese followers and fans.


Due to different Asian cultures, huge markets, and years of development, the latest Sina Weibo is definitely no longer another copy of Twitter or microblog any more. At the current, it 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.

Register or Login?

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 mobile steps of Sina Weibo Sign up/Login with Tencent's WeChat or QQ account or another PC/desktop tutorial on how to login in Weibo Website through QQ ID, Taobao account and more.

Register a Weibo Account from PC-Client or Mobile App?

You are able to visit and start signing up from PC-client on desktop.


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.


register weibo account, sign up weibo

The standard version is the app that most Chinese people get used to installing, with rich features and a 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.

Steps: Register A Sina Weibo Account with Phone Number from Desktop

Take the PC platform as an example.

Step #1. Visit Sina Weibo’s Official Site

Browse 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.


register weibo account, sign up weibo

Step #2. 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.


register weibo account, sign up weibo

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

Sign up Sina Weibo 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 the "Get A Code for free" button to ask for a verification code via an SMS message sent to your phone. So you are able to input the correct verification code your mobile phone received.


register weibo account, sign up weibo

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 get verified.


With regard to the birthday info you input, it helps you get birthday wishes from social friends on the 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, sign up weibo

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.


register weibo account, sign up weibo

Then you can enjoy your Weibo.

Try it now!


Questions & Additional

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

Do you have any other questions or suggestions?

You are free to write it down in the "Comments" section below or in our groups.

Any thought from you is appreciated, valuable, and might help the rest of the residents on the planet. 😀



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  1. de.viator 3 years ago

    Hello, I’m a bit stuck on the part where I verify my mobile number. I tried sending the verification code to myself, but it says that I “have send too many SMS request, please try again later.” I just tried signing up again(the next day), but it still says the same thing. How long should I wait for?

    • Idealfriday 3 years ago

      As far as I know, the most common reason is that your phone number might probably have been used to register too many accounts, might not by you but by the previous phone number owners. And most virtual phone numbers online will also be detected and probably cause invalid registration issues. Try to use a real and valid phone number owned by you and used in daily life.

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