WeChat

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    304,424
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 18, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    88.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    377
  • Platform:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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WeChat enables you to connect in a variety of ways with your contacts all over the world.

Pros

Easy signup: Enter your mobile number, and you'll receive a text with your verification code. Input it, then fill out your profile with your name and a photo from your gallery. Then add your mobile contacts.

Multiple communication methods: WeChat supports standard messaging, group chats, photo and video calling, and voice memos. If someone messages you in another language, just long-press their message and then click Translate in the pop-up menu.

Location sharing: Within chat, click the plus button and then Location to share your whereabouts with friends.

Free stickers: WeChat offers hundreds of fun stickers that you can't get elsewhere -- for free.

Moments: Share your own photos to the Moments page or scroll down this photo stream to see what your contacts are up to.

Multiple ways to add contacts: Add contacts via importing your mobile contacts or Google contacts, searching their IDs, scanning QR codes, or checking Friend Radar, which searches for friends in your vicinity. For Friend Radar, which is a little tricky to find, click Contacts, then the add contacts symbol on the top right, then Friend Radar.

Make new friends: Use the People Nearby and Shake features to meet new people. With People Nearby, enable your location to see a long list of strangers in your immediate area. With Shake, just shake your phone and you'll be matched with a foreigner for chat.

Security features: Before adding your contacts, WeChat sends a notification that your contacts and their data will be encrypted and never stored on its servers. Also, you can log in with a passcode or with Voiceprint, where you read a code and WeChat's voice-recognition software detects whether it's you.

Privacy options: You can hide yourself on WeChat by disabling others from finding you by your phone number or WeChat ID or within their mobile contacts or Google contacts. You can also keep your Moments private.

Robust Tutorials section: Learn how to add friends, use chat features, manage social interactions, and play games.

Cons

Calls: WeChat's voice and video calls are free, which is great for international travelers who want to stay in touch with people back home or those who do business with coworkers, vendors, or clients abroad. In testing, however, we found the sound quality choppy, and there was a speech del

Walkie Talkie: We were excited to test this feature but unfortunately found it very glitchy. Sometimes we heard each other in testing, and other times we didn't.

Games: Both games on WeChat are not available for download from the US App Store.

Bottom Line

WeChat is easy, offers many communication options, and promises a lot of great features, though not all of them work well. That may make the app a hard sell if your contacts prefer Messenger, WhatsApp, or Viber. We were also impressed with the app's security and privacy features.


 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Confusing!"

April 15, 2015  |  By Brian Daly

 |  Version: WeChat 6.1

Pros

I can't find out. Looks like I am odd one out since everyone else must love this!

Cons

http://www.wechat.com/en/download.html through CNET, which linked to
http://glow-stars.ru/is-there-wechat-for-pc.html

Avira antivirus found malicious software. I cannot sanction this for PCs and neither should CNET!

Summary

I am trying to get Wechat for PC/Windows 7 & 8 so I can communicate with someone in another country. I have no idea how this software got such high ratings with these problems with the antiviral guards.

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4 stars

"Its very good platform to connect someone."

September 14, 2014  |  By M L Dey

 |  Version: WeChat 5.3.0.19

Pros

However , similar to other popular sites , like Skype.

Cons

Could have been different .

Summary

But I shall certainly use this platform , as this is becoming more and more popular.

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5 stars

"https://itunes.apple.com/app/chat/id510511840?ls=1&mt=8"

June 07, 2014  |  By jason-walsh

 |  Version: WeChat 5.3.0.19

Pros

App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/wechat/id510511840?ls=1&mt=8

Cons

App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/wechat/id510511840?ls=1&mt=8

Summary

App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/wechat/id510511840?ls=1&mt=8

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5 stars

"You can now run wechat directly from your PC"

May 14, 2014  |  By yosi.fishler

 |  Version: WeChat 5.2.1.17

Pros

Wechat is one of the be communication apps for mobile, i was able to run it on my pc as well using "Andy" an android emulator, i love that i can use it both on my mobile and from my pc with the same user ID.
You can download andy from www.andyroid.net or read the CNET review about this product http://www.cnet.com/how-to/use-andy-to-emulate-android-on-your-desktop/

Cons

None :) Wechat is on the same level as whatsapp and line

Summary

love wechat and now that i can use it in parallel on my desktop i even love it more :)

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5 stars

"Wechat is a good messenger."

March 26, 2014  |  By uminhas

 |  Version: WeChat 5.2.0.19

Pros

It is fast

Cons

it should be easily available for pc.

Summary

It is a good messenger with some very cool stickers and smileys and we can search friends easily.

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5 stars

"any chating.any chatings.any chatings.any chatings."

November 25, 2013  |  By sreeharisree

 |  Version: WeChat 5.0.3.17

Pros

any chatingsany chatings

Cons

any chatings

Summary

any chatings

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3 stars

"I really like this free software"

August 26, 2013  |  By lydina147

 |  Version: WeChat 5.0.0.16

Pros

it's free and works quite well

Cons

i don't have any cons

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5 stars

"WeChat works GREAT!!!"

July 26, 2013  |  By Badknee

 |  Version: WeChat 4.5.0.54

Pros

Free, VERY easy to use, clear audio connections - at least so far, video is VERY clear - LOVE the way you can leave voice messages!!!

Cons

Haven't found any so far.

Summary

I'd recommend it to anyone.

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5 stars

"VERY NICE!!"

June 12, 2013  |  By xlyomix

 |  Version: WeChat 4.5.0.54

Pros

LOL! THIS IS NICE FOR MY IPAD LOVIT!

Cons

NONE AT THE MOMENT

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5 stars

"hi ilike you you varee nice"

March 14, 2013  |  By mohammad774

 |  Version: WeChat 4.5.0.9

Pros

hi ilike you you varee nice

Cons

haloo ilike add you on

Summary

facebook do you like

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2.3
Easily migrate chat log from original phone to new device Send images to friends in chats more quickly Translate Moments into your language with a long press Improved WeChat experience on Apple Watch Access HealthKit data and challenge friends to beat their scores via the "WeRun-WeChat" Official Account Added progress bar for video downloads in chats and video playback scrubbing Improved stability with additional 64-bit compatibility
General
Publisher Tencent
Publisher web site http://www.qqgames.com
Release Date January 20, 2011
Date Added July 18, 2015
Version 6.2.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 88.33MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 304,424
Downloads Last Week 377
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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