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Sign Up for Weibo/SINA

Hello there.. I know most of you would want to sign up in SINA or most commonly know as weibo because a lot of good stuff are there.. a new found HenWook Shipper CT wanted me to give this tutorial so I decided to make one for her and to you guys who would want to explore SINA.

My first tip for you guys is go and use Google chrome with built in translations so that you can partly understand what the people are talking there^^

And I’ll be doing this tutorial with screencaps~~ to help you go through it with ease~

Step 1: go to the SINA website


Step 2: once you’ve clicked the green button you will be redirected to this page

*enter your email address and desired password plus the verification code then click the green button to continue.

*You can use any email address here, yahoo and gmail works as long as you can open the email address that you’ve entered since you’ll be asked to confirm it

*For the location, what you do is find this 海外 (overseas)  the next field actually auto detects your country^^

Step 3: You will be prompted that the email address has been registered and you need to confirm it. Click the green button

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Step 4: You will be redirected to your email provider. Click on the SINA message sent to your inbox and click the link on your email

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Step 5: You will be redirected to SINA’s page where you are needed to follow at least one person.. in the pic I followed Henry’s official weibo




Step 6: Optional step, you can search for friends using their email address or via school or company

Step 7: You will be redirected to your Weibo account and start microblogging^^


To Log in is simple too..

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Just enter your email and password than click the button just below it^^

Microblogging is just like twitter where you can type words in the box and click the button below it to post your microblog.



~>>  I tried signing up for the 3rd time and just like before I had no problems with it. For some countries, i am not sure if your or SINA’s IP is restricted. In the Philippines, you can easily sign up with no worries.

~>> Try using gmail as it is much more convenient than other email provider. It works for me just fine.

~>> and I am not an expert on Weibo.. and since I was able to sign up with no problems, I am not sure how to address with those who had problems signing up.

WRITTEN BY @jhengchie for welovehenwook (


57 responses

  1. CT

    Chie T__T.

    I can’t even make an account on weibo at all. The verification code keep asking me to retype the password a lot of time even when i type in the correct code with both case sensitive.

    What did i do wrong? I did everything you said and can’t even get to step 3 *sigh*.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

    • hmmm.. try refreshing the page. or you may have pressed the enter key more than once.

      before you try to pres enter, make sure that the page has loaded properly. there are times when we refresh the page the verification code has not yet fully loaded and you may have entered a different code which may have caused the error

      May 31, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    • Chewing

      Ya I experienced this problem TOOOO. failed in entering the sensitive code

      November 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

  2. suzy

    Hi ^^
    Thanks for making the tutorial! 🙂

    Can I ask something? Do you know how to change your log in e-mail address once you have registered the account?

    I set up my account some time ago and used my school mail, but I’m not in school anymore and I don’t know how much longer that address will be in function >.<

    May 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    • Hello there.. well to change your email address..
      first, click the 帐号设置 link which is found on the top most right corner of the page, the second one from the right^^

      You will be redirected to another page. just scroll down and you will find your email address. to change it, click the chinese character (in blue) beside your email address and a pop up will show. type your new email and click the left button.

      A verification link will be sent to your new email, click it and you’re good to go.

      If you have problems understanding this i could do a post with screen caps^^

      May 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      • suzy

        I changed the address according to your instructions, but the address used to log in remains the same… Maybe it doesn’t actually matter? I mean if the (old) address is only used as a name for log in? ^^;

        Anyways, thanks so much for your answer! ^o^

        May 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      • omo~~ well maybe.. not really sure about it though^^

        not really tri

        May 31, 2011 at 11:31 pm

  3. hi,,, i can’t understand china article… so, can wei bo translate it to the alphabet automaticly ? so it will be easier for me…

    June 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    • hello there. to automatically translate the Chinese characters to English, please use google chrome as your browser and download the google translate plugin. it will automatically detect and translate Chinese to English and will prompt you every time it translates. hope this helps

      June 12, 2011 at 12:59 am

  4. cassandra

    HI.. thanks for the guidelines.. i have encountered the same problem as CT. tried refreshing the pages and press “enter” more than once.. and it only changes the code every enter i pressed.. ive even tried closing the windows and re-open weibo again but it is still the same ): do u have any other ways to solve this problem.. thank you (:

    July 10, 2011 at 1:01 am

    • Hello there. i think you don’t need to press the enter more than once, when you press enter more than once, the tendency of the browser is to reload due to wrong verification code input.

      have you tried sing a different browser?
      or perhaps you have connection problems..

      I don’t really understand chinese so that’s all i can think of as the problem.

      July 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

  5. sunflower

    I can’t sign up an acc at weibo. Whenever i completed the sign up and click submit, it will always said ‘it’s busy and try again later’.

    Anyone know why is it like this?

    September 13, 2011 at 1:11 am

    • hi there.. probably the website is down or your internet connection is not good..
      you have to be a bit patient with it.. it took me quite a number of times to sign up as well~~

      September 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  6. MT

    Hi jhengchie,

    I am having the same problem in logging to Weibo also. I have been trying for the past few weeks, it says server is busy and please try again later. I could logon to it like last month, but I am not sure what has happened now? Can anyone advise on this?

    September 17, 2011 at 3:14 am

    • oh so you have an account already?
      I did experience that a number of times.. Must be the server of weibo failing or something.. i just tried to log on again~

      September 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

  7. Snow

    Can you still access weibo? I’m outside of mainland china and it keeps giving me “Problem loading page” in Chrome, IE and firefox… 😦

    September 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    • yes i can still access my weibo, I live in the Philippines and i can access it most of the time..
      i remember that they changed the URL from to and during that time i can’t access my account.. have you tried clearing your cache or cookies?

      September 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  8. mhyie

    I have a login problem there at weibo.. 504 gateway timeout,..been like this for month now..:( Most likely, do you know their customer service email ad??

    November 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

    • I only have this email address

      November 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm

  9. Chewing

    But I have trouble entering the sensitive code. as in I enter what is shown, those that are in caps and those in small letters, but it always show error in keying the code. issit that only small caps are allowed or what? Can u help me?

    November 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    • it’s not case sensitive.. try clearing your cache or removing your history.. and you can try other browser~ As far as my chinese goes, i only rely on translators

      November 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

  10. sc

    Hi, I’m having problem with the verification code as well. I waited for the page to load and correctly type in the code, but it still says it’s incorrect. I tried over a dozen times and it’s still doing that. Another time, the code work and it send the verification email and when I click on the verification link 5 minutes after, it says it already pass 48 hours when it hasn’t even. I’m really confused!

    November 21, 2011 at 6:16 am

    • try clearing your cache and check your firewall, maybe the firewall is blocking weibo^^

      November 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  11. voldy

    Hello, I managed to sign up but when I click the link to activate my account it says it’s been more than 48 hours since I signed up.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:31 am

    • hi~ i haven’t experienced such thing from weibo when i signed up~ try clearing your cache and request for another verification link~

      November 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  12. Noviana

    I can’t use for email so, i cant sign up :((

    January 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    • Noviana

      Now i can sign up but i cant sign in for weibo iphone. Can u help me?? Thanks :))

      January 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      • oh there are apllications to be downloaded for iphones (i think) but since i’m not using one i can’t really be of good help~

        January 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      • i think you need to download an app from itunes to access weibo from Iphone..

        August 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

  13. will

    What is 身份证号?

    March 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    • ID Number.. what part this characters appeared?

      March 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  14. Sam

    Hi. Great Post. Is there a link to your next tutorial ” Next tutorial is how to post status, pictures, videos and links to your weibo and how to change bg, reply to microblogs and more^^..”?

    I really wanted to find out how to link to my weibo – Currently if I send my weibo url to anyone they have to log into weibo to see my posts. Thanks

    May 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    • i never get to do that~ ahahah maybe this time around i can do that tutorial..

      though i think it’s still impossible to view a weibo without logging’s in the platform of the microblogging^^

      the tutorial for posting links what i mean is posting links to your own weibo and not exporting to other sites~

      May 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  15. What do you mean when it says you need a ID/Passport no? i want a weibo account but it seems to complicated D: someonee helpp! D:

    August 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

    • i don’t remember been asked for a passport id.. where in the step did it occur?

      August 15, 2012 at 12:13 am

  16. lilac

    Weibo ask for Passport number in sign up page ( But when I wrote my Passport number, Weibo said 請輸入正確的護照號碼 (Please enter the correct passport number). Could you help to explain about this please?

    August 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    • lilac

      I could sign up already. I wrote my ID instead of Passport number.

      August 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      • oh that’s good to hear~ ^^

        August 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  17. I’m from Indonesia, can I create a weibo account ?
    so difficult.. I open and about to sign up, I can choose the language actually at right below of the page, I choose ‘ english ‘ and the page turn to english, so it make me easier to do the sign up, but when I click ‘ sign up ‘ it take so so so long loading.. and I try in chinese language, yet it said ‘ 抱歉,您注册次数过于频繁,建议您休息一会儿再试!’
    what does it mean ? 🙂

    I’m abt of depressed for signing up, why so difficult one.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    • Hey there.. the trans of the Chinese phrase you sent is
      Sorry, you register too often, it is recommended that you take a break and try again

      well as far as i know you can register even if you are not from China..
      i do not have the option to change the language into English (well probably my browser is failing me)
      Try clearing your cache (delete your browsing history) and reload the page.
      I didn’t encounter much problem when i signed up though that was a year ago and i don’t know if the process is still the same~

      September 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

  18. Hi, I really need your help here. I have tried to sign up for Weibo a few times now but every time I click “Enter” I will see the button saying “Open Immediately” but nothing happens after that. I would just get stuck. I have tried both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to register and I am from Malaysia. Do help, thanks.

    September 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    • I think that pop up is a spam~ i haven’t encountered anything of such when i signed up.
      Have you tried clearing your cache and running a scan on your computer?

      September 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      • Yes, I have tried to clear my cache, I’ve run scans on my computer and I’ve tried multiple browsers…sigh. 😦

        Any other helps?

        September 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      • Ok i’ve tried signing up again and it’s very easy for me.. and has no problems~ Maybe there are restrictions in your place such that the site is blocked or your IP is blocked
        though i am not sure
        try signing up again >>

        September 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      • Hi there! I have finally managed to register for a Weibo account. Thank you so much for helping me! 🙂

        September 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      • You’re welcome

        September 17, 2012 at 11:55 pm

  19. apoggee Learn how to signup for Weibo via this Youtube video

    October 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  20. apoggee

    Easy Weibo sign-up at

    November 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

  21. Hillary

    Hi! I went to my email to click the activation link, but when i clicked it, it brought me back to just the normal weibo login page.

    January 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    • I haven’t encountered that problem. Try refreshing your browser

      January 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      • béa

        same problem :/

        January 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  22. Trizzadel

    Hi.. weibo is asking me for phone verification..

    I need to enter a phone number but weibo is only accepting numbers from Mainland China.

    “The phone number for verification, mainland China does not support the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and overseas phone numbers.”

    It really frustrates me because I can’t use my weibo since I’m always directed to that phone verification page. 😦

    I just register on weibo by the way.

    I’m from Philippines.

    January 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    • I didn’t experience any phone verification. Have you registered in weibo and you can’t log in or you can’t sign up at all?
      I’m from the Philippines too and I haven’t had any problems signing up ~

      January 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

  23. Emily

    hi, i did register via iphone and i am able to login sucessfully, but i cant login using web also without any verification email. Any idea why and how to login? Thanks

    October 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    • Well I’m not much of an iOS user. Usually there should be a verification email sent to you. try using your email address and password. or try clicking the option forgot password or email so that they can send you your email or password.

      I’ve tried signing up for about 2-3 times without hassle so i am not so sure about others failing to do so.

      again i am not an expert in weibo nor chinese

      October 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm

  24. hello, how can i activate my gmail account for weibo? pls help me

    November 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    • Weibo should send a confirmation email to your gmail account to verify your email

      November 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

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