WeChat, the free messaging & calling app available across all smartphones, is now available for your desktop. The newly added explore page or (”朋友圈“ in Chinese) is plain terrible.
The mobile version is alright (a lot of features that make it stand out) but this feels like a step in the wrong direction. If you're looking for a solid messaging app on desktop, look elsewhere; hopefully this improves, but for now, my experience has been pretty bad.
The developer, Tencent Mobile International Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below.
WeChat is more than a messaging and social media app – it is a lifestyle for one billion users across the world. • MORE WAYS TO CHAT: Message friends using text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, and more.
• MINI PROGRAMS: Countless third-party services all within the WeChat app that don’t require additional installation, saving you precious phone storage and time. • TOP STORIES: See the latest articles your friends are reading and discover all kinds of interesting content. • WECHAT OUT: Make calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe at super low rates (only available in select regions).
What Is WeChat? You can download WeChat for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and also use it online. Let’s see why you’d want to have a WeChat app for Mac and how to use it best. How to use WeChat Mac app. Before you use Mac WeChat, you need to download the mobile version of the app, since it’s used for user authentication, similar to what WhatsApp is doing. Once you have a mobile WeChat app and create your free account, you can download WeChat for Mac, either from the WeChat website or via App Store.
But you can still send messages, files, and videos. The WeChat web app supports the same functionality as WeChat on Mac and can be accessed on any computer, including public ones or at work if your downloads are restricted.
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