WeChat 17+

Calls, chats, and more


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    • Offers In-App Purchases


Connecting a billion people with calls, chats, and more

WeChat is more than a messaging and social media app – it is a lifestyle for one billion users across the world. Chat and make calls with friends, read news and use local services in Official Accounts and Mini Programs, play games with friends, enjoy mobile payment features with WeChat Pay, and much more.

Why do one billion people use WeChat?
• MORE WAYS TO CHAT: Message friends using text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, and more. Create group chats with up to 500 members.
• VOICE & VIDEO CALLS: High-quality voice and video calls to anywhere in the world. Make group video calls with up to 9 people.
• REAL-TIME LOCATION: Not good at explaining directions? Share your real-time location with the tap of a button.
• MOMENTS: Never forget your favorite moments. Post photos, videos, and more to share with friends on your personal Moments stream.
• TIME CAPSULE (NEW!): Share glimpses of your day. Record short videos to post in your Time Capsule before they disappear in 24 hours.
• STICKER GALLERY: Browse thousands of fun, animated stickers to help express yourself in chats, including stickers with your favorite cartoon and movie characters.
• CUSTOM STICKERS (NEW!): Make chatting more unique with custom stickers and selfie stickers.
• OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS: Tons of accounts to follow with original content and news for your reading pleasure.
• 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.
• GAMES: Have fun and compete with friends in a huge selection of WeChat Mini Games and Tencent Games (available in select regions).
• WECHAT PAY: Enjoy the convenience of world-leading mobile payment features with WeChat Pay and Wallet (available in select regions).
• WECHAT OUT: Make calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe at super low rates (only available in select regions).
• WERUN: Use Healthkit and Health app data to sync your step count on WeRun, where you can compete against friends with daily step rankings. Enable WeRun in “Settings” > “General” > “Plug-ins”.
• LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 20 different languages and can translate friends' messages and Moments posts.
• BETTER PRIVACY: Giving you the highest level of control over your privacy, WeChat is the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe.
• EASY MODE: Clearer and larger text and buttons for better readability.

What’s New

Version 8.0.49

What's New:
- Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

Beefy McWhatnot ,

2 things

I use this APP for everything. It’s great, I just want two things.

1. Please introduce a ‘Temporarily Mute’ function that allows us to mute specific chats for a specific amount of time. For example, I am part of a group chat but not part of a conversation. I would like to stop receiving notifications without muting the whole chat. Otherwise it is likely I will either forget to unmute or be frustrated by the amount of notifications.

2. Please allow us to make Group Folders. Due to restaurants requesting us to follow their WeChat account or following their WeChat account for use of WiFi, I have many companies who send me lots of notifications. I sometimes do not want to unfollow because they can be useful, however, it would be nice if I could section these chats so they do not fill up my chat feed.

This would also be helpful for separating ‘friends’ from ‘work’, as I use the same account for each thing.

SushiSky2222 ,

Very Unsatisfactory but good stickers

Okay, I like your stickers and how you can add your own personalised ones. But I would find it more satisfactory if you could add gifs, like the ones on WhatsApp.
However, WeChat is glitchy and it keeps taking forever to load. It keeps logging me out and it is complicated with the passwords and ID.
Unlike WhatsApp, a reliable and amazing app which I thoroughly recommend, you can’t see your moment viewers, or your status viewers, someone’s last seen and online, or whether you can see if they’ve read your message. I understand this can sometimes be intruding and unnecessary but I feel it is more helpful and you can talk easier. WhatsApp is like this and it’s amazing, with my friends having no problems with being able to see your viewers.
WeChat is very unsatisfactory and I do not recommend it. With these bug fixes like the glitches and complicated IDs and passwords etc. also the ability to see if your message has been received etc., I think WeChat will be good. For the meantime I will refrain from using it. Thank you.

mkhccfgt ,

WeChat is now a waste a space.

After this stupid update, you can longer log in to your account without it asking for your credit card information, I only used this app to text my family and friends so I don’t see any reason for credit card info, plus I don’t even own a card. If you fail to fill in this information, the app will force you to log out of WeChat, it’s like they don’t want you to use it. This update also clears all chat histories if you haven’t transferred them, all my chat histories have been completely wiped and there’s no way of retrieving it. Also, a pop up before the update said something along the lines of “if you don’t update to the latest version, you will no longer be able to use WeChat”. This update has completely ruined itself and now it has become just a waste of storage space on my phone. I highly recommend everyone to not download this app. Or until something has been done about this.

App Privacy

The developer, WeChat, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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