WeChat, a mobile phone text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent in China. Clients are available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Symbian platforms. Languages supported include traditional/simplified Chinese, English, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Russian. WeChat is supported on Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, and 4G data networks.
And now this service is officially available in India and it was announced few days ago but the thing is that many people take this text and voice messaging service as the rival of What’s App.
After using this service personally via my android phone I really liked this service and it has great possible chances to beat What’s app in future in any manner.
This service is available for every operating system including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows and Symbian and here are some key features of this messenger:
- Live Chat: This is similar to Push To Talk that used to exist half a decade ago on some phones. Its like a Walkie Talkie. Leave your message. Then the other person says something and sends their message.
- QR Code Scanning to enter a Group Chat
- Online Backup of Chat History
- Voice & Video Calling (May need a separate app to be downloaded on some platforms
- Moments: This seems to be a duplication of Facebook, where you can set a profile picture, cover photo and status, along with images you have taken at various dates.
- Tons of Emoticons, if that’s your thing
- Social Features like ‘Around Me’ and ‘Message in a Bottle’