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A top class app that does everything a decent messaging app should do and more. It offers a lot of extra features, setting it apart form other similar IM apps.

Registration date
Monday November 25, 2019
Last seen
October 17, 2021

What is WeChat? More than just a mere messaging app, WeChat is an all-inclusive app that offers everything from chat and call functions to news, local services, fun games, and official accounts to follow. Like a mixture of social media platforms, it includes memories and moments (similar to Instagram stories), interesting accounts to read and follow (à la Twitter), and all the standard functions of a messaging app such as text, photo and voice messages, location sharing and group chats. This is the WeChat download page.

Key features of WeChat

  • Messaging features: Including text, photo and voice messages, location sharing and group chats with up to 500 members.
  • Voice and video calls: With WeChat, you can call to and from anywhere in the world, with group video calls of up to 9 people
  • Customised stickers: For sending unique selfie stickers as well as thousands of pre-existing animated stickers to express yourself in chats.
  • Share: Show your favourite photos, videos and life experiences in your Moments stream or share shorter video snippets of your day in Time Capsule stories (that disappear after 24hrs).
  • WeChat Mini Games: Enjoy a huge selection of games, also available to play with and against friends.

How does WeChat work?

WeChat works as an all-in-one full-featured messaging, video calls, and social media app with lots of additional features.

Is WeChat free?

WeChat is free to download and use but the app can offer in-app purchases.

Is WeChat safe?

WeChat is considered unsafe due to its lack of security and end-to-end encryption. This was also a cause why WeChat has been banned in the US in 2020. Is WeChat banned in the US now? Not anymore, since President Biden has revoked it in June 2021. So now you can download WeChat in the Play Store. However, we always recommend you to read its privacy policy before downloading the app. WeChat is owned by the Chinese company Tencent and has over a billion users worldwide.

System requirements

  • Requires Android 5.0 and up
  • Size: 378 MB

Other Systems

WeChat is also available to download for iOS here. You can also use WeChat online for web, or download the WeChat desktop app on your Windows PC or macOS.

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