WeChat is a communication tool. It connects us with other users who use the same application (regardless of whether they have it installed on Android or iOS). We can send both individual and group text messages, photos, videos, voice messages, position information (GPS). The best thing is we can make video calls in high definition.
Before we start the use of the app, as with other similar communication applications like WhatsApp or LINE. We will have to verify our phone number with a personal account, a process that we can carry out in a matter very fast. Once finished we can see the complete list of friends who are using WeChat.
All the chat that we have on WeChat will be stored in our terminal in an ‘offline’ way. It is only accessible from a mobile phone. We will be able to send and receive text messages without fear that our conversations will be stored in the cloud, on an external server.
A very curious additional feature that WeChat includes is the possibility of talking to other users randomly. We only have to select this mode, shake Android, and then we will be in contact with another person.
WeChat is an alternative way of communicating. Thanks to which its users will be able to start conversations with each other with immediacy and the comfort that characterizes this type of application. This is a drawback: it has a smaller user base than other competing applications.
- Multimedia messages: allow text, video and voice messaging.
- Chat and group call: supports video calls of more than 8 participants and group calls up to 500 people at one time.
- Free voice and video calls through the VoIP protocol allow you to communicate with friends and family anywhere.
- Call system WeChat Out to call landlines and mobiles worldwide but restricted to a few places.
- System WeChat Pay for virtual payments with support for various systems such as QR or native systems in-app and web (restricted to certain countries).
- A complete gallery of emojis and stickers or adhesives to use in your messages.
- Function moments to share personal photo sequences.
- Make new friends through Friend Radar, Nearby People, and Shake to find other people nearby.
- Possibility to share the location in real-time.
- Personalized notifications.
- Desktop client for PC and Mac compatible with user account to continue conversations.
- Drifting bottle function: send the message inside the bottle and let a user from anywhere in the world receive it.
- Link your Facebook account on WeChat.