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.
Main Features of WeChat
- Messaging features include text, photo and voice messages, location sharing and group chats with up to 500 members.
- Voice and video calls 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 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)
- Enjoy a huge selection fo WeChat Mini Games and Tencent Games, also available to play against friends
- Benefit from Mini Programs from third-party services within the WeChat app, saving you precious space on your phone
- Follow Official Accounts offering lots of original content and news to read at your leisure.
WeChat is also available to download for iOS here