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).
When you become a QQ VIP you have access to additional product features and lots of benefits. At the moment the QQ VIP program is only available to Mandarin speakers – but don’t worry, there are ways around this problem.
To signup you need to visit vip.qq.com and follow the instructions on-screen. The button below lets you start the signup process:
At the moment you need to have at least a Chinese debit card and bank account to complete the payment, however a wide variety of payment methods is available and subject to constant changes and additions. As soon as the payment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email and your VIP QQ account is active.
Please not being a QQ VIP member won’t noticeably hinder your experience with any of our QQ International products.
An activation email is sent to the email you provide when you sign up. It may take some time for your server to receive this mail – up to a couple hours. Don’t forget to check your junk mail folder because some email providers automatically flag automated messages as spam.
You can ensure reception by adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your whitelist before you signup – the QQ International confirmation messages will come from this address.
If the activation page from the signup process (at http://reg.imqq.com) is still open in your browser you can double check to see if you’ve made a typo in the email address. You can also decide to re-send the activation email.
Also please make sure that you have not opened a QQ account with the same email before. Each email address can only be associated to a unique QQ account.
Once you’ve received the activation email you must preserve it for future reference in case you lose your QQ number/ID and you need it.
Still no luck? If you haven’t received the activation mail after you’ve tried the methods above please consider registering again, preferably with a different email provider. Some technical glitch may have stopped our message from being correctly delivered, and we’re very sorry for the inconvenience.
We are sorry but a QQ account cannot be removed by users. We do this for your own good: if someone manages to steal your account details we don’t give this thief a chance to eliminate your account – our Security Center always offers legitimate users a way to recover a compromised account.
However our system will automatically remove an account that doesn’t login
- Within 3 days from registration
- Within 45 days after a one-off login at the time of registration
- For 3 consecutive months at any time
It’s crucial that you login to your account at least once every 3 months to keep it active. Once your account is deactivated and removed from our system you will lose all your contacts, history, and data associated to your account (add-ons, emoticons…).
But don’t worry: we will notify you via email if you’re approaching the 3 months limit and haven’t logged in yet. Your email is automatically linked to your QQ account when you sign up however if you have an old account then you probably want to read this to ensure we can reach you via email.
You can use QQ International only if you have an account. The QQ account grants you access to a whole ecosystem of services and products by Tencent. The account is offered free of charge, just make sure you abide to our Terms of Service.
Sign Up With Your Mobile
You can use your mobile phone or Facebook account: if you have downloaded QQ International for Android or iOS/iPhone then you just need to launch the app, tap on “Sign Up” in the lower part of the login screen and follow the on-screen instructions.
Sign Up On Web
Go to http://reg.imqq.com/ and make sure you follow all instructions and fill-in all forms. An activation email will be sent to the email address you provide and you will need to click on the link in the email to activate your account. Please note that the activation link is only valid for 24 hours, and that you might need to check your spam folder.
After you’ve clicked the link, a confirmation email will be sent to you. This contains your your QQ account number. It is very important that you save your QQ number even if you choose to use your email as your primary QQ credential because you will need the QQ ID to retrieve password or for solving eventual security issues.
If later on you cannot find your QQ number you simply need to perform a search on 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.