Download WeChat for Android

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About WeChat

Editors Review
WeChat distinguishes itself from other messaging apps by having a huge list of features. Location sharing is a great way to avoid the arduous process of looking for your friends when meeting up, while the People Nearby, Friend Radar, and Shake features are fun ways to meet new people and add them as contacts. It also has data encryption and plenty of privacy options. These features certainly add to WeChat's value, but ironically, one of the most important parts of the service - voice calls - isn't very well-done, with frequent call drops and sudden drops in call quality. Overall, though, it's still a good pick among the many messaging apps out there.
Communicate with friends and families on your Android with WeChat.

WeChat is a free messaging app that lets you send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share media with your contacts.

Like Viber and WhatsApp, WeChat uses your Wi-Fi or mobile data to communicate with other WeChat users. WeChat has no subscription fee and will be free for life, making it much cheaper than making voice calls or sending SMS with your carrier. WeChat also uses your mobile number to make an account, removing the need to memorize another account name and password, while allowing you to add WeChat contacts straight from your phone's existing address book.

Send hundreds of animated stickers over WeChat to liven up your conversations. Start Group Chats with up to 500 people and participate in big gatherings online. Share your location with contacts instantly rather than sending directions or instructions to get to where you are.

Upload photos to your photo stream and display your best moments to your friends. Send multimedia messages featuring sound, text, video and images. Play fun games with your friends, cooperatively or competitively.

Meet new people around you with optional features like People Nearby and Friend Radar. Just opt-in to the feature, and you'll see other WeChat users around your location.

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