Description

WeChat is a messaging and calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries. It's the all-in-one communications app for text (SMS/MMS), voice and video calls, Moments, photo sharing, and games.

WHY USE WECHAT:
• MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING: Send video, image, text, and voice messages.
• GROUP CHAT & CALLS: Create group chats with up to 500 people and group video calls up to 9 people. 
• FREE VOICE & VIDEO CALLS: High-quality free calls to anywhere in the world.
• WECHAT OUT CALLS: Make calls to landlines and mobile around the globe at low rates (in certain regions only).
• 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. 
• 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.
• WeRun-WeChat: Access HealthKit data and challenge friends to beat their scores via the "WeRun-WeChat" Official Account.
• AND MORE: Desktop app, custom wallpapers, custom notifications, and Official Accounts.

What's New

Version 6.6.6

Latest Updates:
- Save a Moments post as a draft for later editing

Recent Updates:
- In "Settings"-"General", configure what features you want to appear in your Discover screen.
- After logging in to a separate account on your mobile, quickly switch your log in to another account with a single tap.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

38.9K Ratings

38.9K Ratings

Incredibly annoying Watch app

laowhining

I live in China and this app is basically necessary to have any sort of social or professional life in China and while the design occasionally makes my head hurt and my eyes bleed, it works and works fairly well EXCEPT for the absolutely trash Watch app. It’s pretty clear that the developers or execs or whoever decided to revamp the Watch app from what it was last year have never actually used the Watch app extensively. Having my wrist buzzed when EVERY SINGLE person messages me, unless I’ve muted them on the phone app, is infuriating. I have to uninstall the app to not constantly get pinged throughout the day. Sure, I could mute them in the main app, but that’s not a reasonable solution for a messaging app, to mute everyone. Neither is having to put my Watch into DND several times every day. The previous functionality of the Watch app, setting favorites whose notifications go through to the Watch, was FAR superior from a functionality standpoint for a device like the Watch. I really hope they make a change to how it operates, because at this point, they may as well just not have a Watch app.

Great improvements since I originally downloaded

mr_nb

I’ve seen a drastic improvement in the overall app since I began using it 7 months ago. The English version is getting great attention - which I appreciate.
I only have one suggestion and hope for a future update. As someone who is still learning Chinese, the in-chat translate option is a dream. As I find myself in multiple group chats for work where all conversation is in Chinese, I use this feature quite a lot. I do find it annoying having to tab across every time to reach this feature as it is the last option. If there was a way to re-arrange the options when selecting a message/text (for example translate would appear first and be the largest icon rather than copy or multi select(which I rarely ever use).

Overall great app - hope to see the continuous improvements in the future.

Life Saver

ChibiOdango

I moved to China to start teaching English 6 months ago. WeChat was something I needed to have in order to find the great position I have now. It allows me to seamlessly communicate with friends and family back home, as well as new friends and colleagues here in China. Messaging, audio, and video chat are almost always clear with little issue, even when communicating halfway across the world. WeChat pay has made my life virtually cashless as I am able to simply pay using the app everywhere. I have also made many friends through sharing WeChat QR codes on the street and being added to groups. I would probably not have had as easy of a transition to working in China without the app and furthermore I wouldn’t have had half as much fun.

Information

Seller
Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
Size
254.4 MB
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Arabic, Chinese (Hong Kong), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 - 2018 Tencent Inc. All Rights Reserved
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. WeChat Out Top-Up Card $0.99
  2. WeChat Out Top-Up Card $4.99
  3. WeChat Out Top-Up Card $1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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