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


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.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.3.19
Latest Updates- WeChat Out: Call mobiles and landlines worldwide at the lowest rates (available in limited regions).Recent Updates-Tagged contacts are viewable in alphabetical order.
Publisher Tencent
Publisher web site
Release Date January 20, 2011
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 6.3.19
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone4, iphone4, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
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File Size 105.29MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 355,068
Downloads Last Week 464
License Model Free
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Price Free

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