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WeChat has been deeply involved in every aspect of Chinese people’s life, and has exerted great influence on the Chinese family and parent-child relationship.This paper discusses the effects of WeChat on Chinese family stability, consumption pattern, family function, parent-child relationship and other aspects through interviews and literature review.The results show that WeChat has both positive and negative effects on the Chinese family and parent-child relationship.The negative effect of WeChat should arouse the great attention of technical developers and sociologists so that a good balance between the application and restriction of WeChat can be achieved.
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