WeChat

WeChat 6.3.16

WhatsApp style messenger with video chat

WeChat is a free Whatsapp-style social networking app, featuring HD video conferencing, QR code invites and a few other interesting features. View full description

PROS

  • Features group chats
  • Invite friends into chats with QR codes
  • HD video chats
  • Play games with WeChat friends
  • Withdraw sent messages feature

CONS

  • Overwhelming number of notifications
  • Video chat may not work well with big groups

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WeChat is a free Whatsapp-style social networking app, featuring HD video conferencing, QR code invites and a few other interesting features.

Supports voice notes, video calling and more

WeChat is cross platform and includes individual and group messaging with text, voice notes, images, videos and location data. You can make free HD video calls, as well as securely store messages, and it does not invade your chats with intrusive advertising. The app also supports video recordings and syncing of phone contacts.

The app saves your chat history so that you can search it any time. However, if you want to withdraw a message that you've sent through WeChat, you've also got up to two minutes after sending it to remove it from the chat history. However, unless you do this immediately, the chances are that the recipient will have already read it.

Users can search for contacts via a tag entry, as well as switch to the first unread message in Chats with one tap. Other features include a personalized photo stream called Moments, a sticker gallery, games and TRUSTe online privacy management certification. WeChat has also been optimized for iPad, including text size options and improved compatibility.

Other than that, WeChat is just another WhatsApp alternative that doesn't offer anything new, although it has been updated to offer WeChat games. As the developer is based in China, it's also considerably more popular in Asia than the rest of the World.

WeChat supports the Apple Watch with the ability to read and reply to messages, see updated Moments, and make new friends with Friend Radar without using your iPhone.

WhatsApp style interface

The interface of WeChat will be familiar to anyone who has ever used WhatsApp. Chats, Contacts, Social and Settings are listed along the bottom and new notifications appear in your timeline. WeChat is designed with group chatting in mind and includes a Group Live Chat feature for groups for which you can invite up to 100 people into using QR codes.

An interesting WhatsApp alternative with video

WeChat is a heavily-inspired WhatsApp style chat client that can be a bit overwhelming with notifications but if you need to video chat, it's an interesting alternative.

Changes

  • You can now capture a short video through the new Sight feature and share this to either your chats or your personal photo stream.

The all-in-one communications app for free text (SMS/MMS), voice & video calls, moments, photo sharing, and games.

Over half a billion people use WeChat, the free messaging & calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries.
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 500 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.
• WeRun-WeChat: Aceess HealthKit data and challenge friends tobeat their scores via the "WeRun-WeChat" Official Account.

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WeChat 6.3.16