WeChat

WeChat

100,000,000 - 500,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Multiplatform (also iOS, Windows and Symbian)
  • Free
  • Additional features and voice calls
Cons
  • It needs a stronger customer base outside Asia
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Do we chat?"

Reviewed by / Apr 16, 2013

A powerful messaging service.

Here's one of the major players in the messaging board, and indeed one of the strongest alternatives if your current service is about to expire. Of course, you'll have to win your friends over. WeChat is backed by Tencent, which is one of the largest Internet providers worldwide.

Along any usual multiplatform messaging features as texts, images and videos over your data plan or wifi, WeChat allows voice messages and voice and video calls. In addition, there are a zillion animated smileys available, and a fun walkie-talkie mode, which might be useful under certain circumstances. Supports all usual languages and Facebook Connect option.

Therefore, WeChat may be your best alternative. However, how will you bring your friends is another kettle of fish, though perhaps it's time to ponder the benefits of having more than one messaging app installed at once.

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Developer's original description available here
WeChat is a free messaging & calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries. It’s the all-in-one communications app for free text (SMS/MMS), voice & video calls, moments, photo sharing, and games.
WHY USE WECHAT:
•ALWAYS FREE: No annual subscription fee. Absolutely free for life.
•FREE VOICE & VIDEO CALLS: High-quality free calls to anywhere in the world.
•GROUP CHAT: Create group chats with up to 100 people.
•MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING: Send video, image, text, and voice messages.
•STICKER GALLERY: Hundreds of free, fun, animated stickers to express your feelings from some of your favorite cartoons and movies.
•MOMENTS: Share your best moments on your personal photo stream.
•BETTER PRIVACY: WeChat gives you the highest level of control over your privacy. It’s the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe.
•MEET NEW FRIENDS: Use “Friend Radar”, “People Nearby” and “Shake” to meet others.
•ADDICTIVE GAMES: Compete with your friends on some of the hottest games.
•REALTIME LOCATION: Instead of having to tell others where you are, just use real-time location sharing.
•LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 20 different languages and can translate messages to any language.
•AND MORE: Desktop app, custom wallpaper, custom notifications, group walkie-talkie, official accounts.

Recently changed in this version

What's New for WeChat 6.0
- Sight: A new, fun way to capture a short video
1. Share a Sight to chats or Moments
2. Capture a Sight quickly by sliding down the Chats screen


Lists with WeChat

Some lists where this application appears: commucation, nona mulyono achmat, enggelina, Reviewed by Anna Grace, Net.

Comments and ratings for WeChat
  • (67)

    by xiaoyanl on 29/07/2014

    It is a necessary app for Chinese to have since almost every Chinese use this app in different Chinese communities. The easiest and quickest way to communicate with others. However, there is no way to upload video on the share discover.

  • (67)

    by kristinagartner25 on 28/07/2014

    Wechat is a very good app but I think in sometime this new app which has the amazing chat features of whatsapp, snapchat and wechat will take over the market very soon! Btw Photo4tune is also available for download on Playstore!

  • (67)

    by Momiji aoi on 15/11/2014

    Nice

  • (67)

    by adrian ng on 15/11/2014

    Love it

  • (67)

    by Sharad Dokania on 15/11/2014

    People nearby not showing on my phone and also very slow...worst UIs...

  • (67)

    by Woo Weng Zhe on 15/11/2014

    Wechat on my device some time will close automatic then i couldn't receive any notification until i open wechat again... Please fix...

  • (67)

    by Khairul Faizi on 15/11/2014

    Terbaik