What first started out as a project at the Tencent Guangzhou Research and Project Centre, in 2010, has now become WeChat. First released in 2011, WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging service.
Available on the iPhone’s iOS, Blackberry, Google play’s Android, Symbian and Windows Phone platforms, WeChat provides for multimedia communication with text messaging, one-to-many messaging, photo/video sharing etc. The app also supports various social networks via a number of social plug-ins, including Facebook. However, unlike other apps, WeChat targets the high end range of smartphones. WeChat is also completely free. The application comes in a number of languages including traditional and simplified Chinese, English, Indonesian, Japanese, amongst others. WeChat is functional on Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G and 4G networks.
With a photo-sharing platform similar to Instagram, WeChat allows for the sharing of photos with others; storing your photos in a personal photo journal and also allows for the embellishing of photographs with filters and adding of captions. With WeChat, you can send funny voice messages to your friends using WeChat Voice.
WeChat Voice allows you to record and send messages to your friends using a number of animated voices, producing some hilarious results. Your messages can also be recorded on a bed of a variety of music genres, including rap. WeChat is also visually appealing with beautiful, aminated characters on an easy-to-use and fast interface.
The application is available on the various operating systems’ app stores and registration can be done via FB Connect or SMS.
Click here to download the app for Blackberry
Click here to download the app for Apple’s iOS