About WeChat

Send instant messages to your closest friends, spice up your conversations by using animated stickers, send voice messages or make calls, transfer photos and other types of files, let your friends know precisely where you are, play games, and more. As you can see, the free WeChat messaging application nicely covers all your communication and socializing needs.

Westerners may not be very familiar with WeChat, but the fact of the matter is that this application is hugely popular, having over nine hundred million active users. About 90% of these users are Chinese, because that’s where WeChat is hugely popular: in China.

WeChat is freeware, available as a web app that works in your browser, as a desktop application for PC and Mac, and as a mobile app for iOS and Android. No matter where you are, no matter what sort of device you have, WeChat has you covered and lets you easily stay in touch with your friends.

WeChat Features

Instant messages and fun stickers

You don’t always need to call someone to stay in touch. You can just as well do that via text, by using WeChat to send instant messages. And if you want to make the IMs a bit more fun, try adding a sticker.

Send voice messages, make voice calls

If someone insists on hearing you speak, then you can use WeChat to send them a voice message. Or, better yet, you can use WeChat to make a voice or video call.

Call landline and mobile phones

It is a given that you can use WeChat to get in touch with other WeChat users. If you need to contact someone who isn’t on WeChat, you can do that by calling their landline or mobile phone.

Chat with an entire group

Contacting just one person very useful and all, but what if you need to talk to multiple people at once? Well, WeChat lets you set up group chats for up to 500 people and group video calls for up to 9 people.

Make new friends

All this time I’ve been talking about using WeChat to stay in touch with all the friends you already have. Now I’d like to point out that WeChat’s Friend Radar and People Nearby features will help you make new friends.