At a glance: Learn how to measure your campaigns with WeChat on AppsFlyer.
WeChat, one of AppsFlyer's integrated partners, is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent.
To configure your campaigns with WeChat, follow the steps below.
Setting up your campaign on WeChat
Before you proceed with WeChat integration on AppsFlyer, configure the campaign on WeChat.
On WeChat, do the following:
- Fill in and verify Tencent key
- Choose the conversion type from the list:
- Add to cart
Please note that WeChat allows only one conversion target per app.
- Enter AppsFlyer’s click attribution URL
Once you have entered this info, confirm it by clicking the highlighted button. In the next step, you receive the encrypt _key and the sign_key:
Copy the keys and use them when you configure the campaign on AppsFlyer.
Setting up wechat campaign as an agency
Agencies have different account types on WeChat. Depending on the account type, some agencies can and some cannot create conversion targets.
If your account allows you to create a conversion target, you can proceed following the instructions above.
If you’re not allowed to create a conversion target, you can see on WeChat a target created by another account that manages the same app. In this case, ask the advertiser to provide you with the encrypt _key and the sign_key and use them to configure the campaign on AppsFlyer.
Setting up wechat on AppsFlyer
The setup is done from the Active Integrations page, but to find new partners you must first go to the marketplace.
Before setting up an integration, make sure you contact the partner and open an account with them.
To activate the integration:
- Go to the Marketplace: From the top menu of any AppsFlyer page, click Marketplace.
- Search for the partner and select it.
- Click Set up integration. You’re directed to the integration setup page.
- In the Integration tab, turn on Activate partner.
Note: The toggle must stay on (activated) for as long as you work with the partner.
- Complete the configuration using the relevant tabs, as described below.
WeChat's configuration window includes 4 tabs: Integration, Attribution link, Data enrichment and Permissions. Click on the items below to read about the tabs setup.
For a detailed description of the Partner Configuration Window Header, click here.
- The General Settings step in the Integration tab is mandatory for all partners
- All the rest of the steps are either descriptive or optional
The Integration Tab is divided into different sections as described below.
On the first visit here, you will need to toggle below. ON the Activate Partner button to enable setup of the integration tab's parameters. The toggle MUST be ON for as long as you work with the partner.
For more details about partner activation please click here.
As an ALL-Installs network, Wechat prefers to receive postbacks for all new installs of your app from ANY source, including organic. It is recommended to select Events attributed to any partner to send all install postbacks to WeChat.
Wechat connects with AppsFlyer via three unique parameters:
WeChat App ID
If you don't already have the Sign ID, WeChat App ID and Encrypt Key you must obtain it from WeChat to continue with the integration.
AppsFlyer can send automatic postbacks to WeChat following user installs and re-engagements. Use this section to define the source of the users that allow sending these postbacks.
Select Only events attributed to this partner for events coming only from users attributed to Wechat.
Select Events attributed to any partner or organic to have your entire user base available to be reported to WeChat.
In-app events settings
In this section you can map your AppsFlyer events with WeChat via postbacks.
- Enter the Encrypt Key again.
- Enter the Sign ID
- Enter the WeChat App ID
- Toggle In-App Event Postbacks to ON
- Select the Sending Option for all SDK defined events.
- Only events attributed to this partner for events coming only from users attributed to this partner
- Events attributed to any partner or organic to have your entire user base available to be reported to the partner
- Click Add Event to add an SDK Event to the list
- Complete the following parameters:
|SDK Event Name||The name of the event, as received by AppsFlyer either from the SDK integrated in your app, or from server to server events.
Tip - If you don't see the event you want in the list, make sure to activate the event on a device with a non-organic installation and recheck.
|Partner Event Identifier||The unique name or ID of each event as defined on WeChat's side.
Obtain the corresponding Event ID from Wechat and set in the text field.
When unchecked - AppsFlyer sends all the parameters of the rich in-app event to the partner, except for the revenue parameter, which is contained in the af_revenue parameter.
When checked - AppsFlyer sends all the parameters including the revenue value (if it exists in the event).
Attribution link tab
This tab is divided into different sections:
Attribution link parameters
In this section, select which parameters you want to add to the attribution link.
Adding parameters to the attribution link here enables you to later perform thorough drill-down analyses. Parameters that are already defined on the attribution link can be edited by adding them and their new values here.
Campaign - add it to compare different campaigns running with WeChat.
Attribution link parameter: c
Adset - set ad set names to compare different ad sets within specific WeChat campaigns.
Attribution link parameter: af_adset
Ad Name - set ad set names to compare different creatives within specific ad sets within specific campaigns WeChat.
Attribution link parameter: af_ad
Site ID and Sub Site ID - set Site ID parameter to attribute installs to specific publishers. If many publishers exist, we advise on limiting the number of used site IDs and using the sub site ID parameter, to avoid exceeding the site ID limitations.
Attribution link parameters: af_siteid and af_sub_siteid
Subscriber Parameters - use any of the 5 subscriber parameters to insert useful values. Note that these parameters get parsed and appear in the raw data report, which makes them very handy for performing data aggregation or filtering.
Attribution link parameters: af_sub1, af_sub2, af_sub3, af_sub4, af_sub5
Add any other parameter to the attribution link simply by typing it in a new parameter box. For more information about AppsFlyer's Attribution Link Structure and Parameters.
This slider allows you to set the maximum time from click to install. Only installs (first launches) that take place within the lookback window may be attributed to WeChat.
Attribution link parameter: af_click_lookback
More details about the click lookback window here.
Click attribution link
This is the attribution link that contains all the setup information you have set for it. Send it to WeChat to be activated when leads click on a corresponding ad.
Enable Tencent cost integration to receive cost data for WeChat.
Ad revenue tab
Ad revenue integration is not available for this partner.
No permission configuration available for this partner.