It takes about a minute – you just need to make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version of QQ International for your smartphone and that you can receive SMS messages/texts.
Launch QQ International, tap on “Sign Up” then “Phone Number” after you’ve agreed to our Terms of Service. Input your mobile number and then wait for a text with a numeric code. Go back to QQ International, enter the code contained in the SMS, choose a password and… done! If somehow you don’t or cannot receive texts on your cellphone you can always use your Facebook account in a similar fashion (look below).
You can login to QQ International by using the email address provided when you signed up for a QQ account. This email address and the corresponding QQ number/ID are equally valid forms of identification.
Because your email is linked to your QQ number you have the option to use email as your screen name (please refer to this article for further details).
How do you change the email address associated to your QQ account?
When QQ International for Windows is running you must first open the Main Panel then click on your personal picture to open up your Profile, then click on the little icon next to your name.
Please notice that this action will open a website in Chinese where you can easily change your credentials. Check this out if you need help understanding our pages in Mandarin.
Your QQ number (or ID) is a unique credential to access our community and use all versions of QQ International. It is associated with the email address you’ve signed up with.
Find your QQ ID in the original registration email
When you sign up with us we send you a confirmation email containing your credentials. Perform a search in your mailbox (the one you used to signup!) with the string “email@example.com” and you’ll probably find the original email we’ve sent you. Open it and you’ll find your QQ number.
Find your QQ ID in your mobile client
Tap on the “Settings” tab, then tap again on the first element to enter your profile details. Your QQ number will be there.
Find your QQ ID via QQ International for Windows
Assuming you’re already logged in on QQ International for Windows, you just need to click on your Profile Picture in the Main Panel. If your display ID is your QQ number, you should see it in your profile.
Find your QQ ID by searching through your computer
There’s a little trick you can use if you are running Windows. It’s easy and very useful particularly if you aren’t logged in to any QQ International client.
- Go to Start menu in the lower left corner on your desktop.
- On Windows 7 and Vista, enter %AppData%\Tencent\Users\ in the “Search programs and files” or “Start search” field.
- On Windows XP, select Run and enter %AppData%\Tencent\Users\
The search result contains folder(s) named after all the IDs that have ever logged in QQ from your computer.
Find your QQ ID by asking your friends
As a last resort you can ask one of your QQ contacts to find you in his/her contact list, and then double-click on it to open your profile page where your QQ ID is displayed.
You can also write to our Customer Support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide the email you registered QQ International with and we can find your QQ number for you.