WeChat 17+

Calls, chats, and more


    • Free
    • 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 8.0.44

What's New:
- Bug fixes and improvements.

Recent Updates:
- Fixed iOS 16 compatibility issues
- Fix compatibility issues with iPhone 14 series
- Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
25.8K Ratings

25.8K Ratings

Jeremy Cheam ,

Keep showing loading

After I updated the latest version (8.0.5) of WeChat then every times I open the apps it keep showing loading, I thought is my internet issue so I try to open Facebook and Instagram but all those apps was nothing wrong.. I don’t know whether you guys did solve the bug or not but I’m still having this kind of experience...

When my friend texted me I just keep waiting and waiting until the loading icon showed “WeChat” ..

Rebecca. Ng ,

Blocked account

My account was blocked yesterday saying that I have violated the platform rules for example involving in malicious marketing, harassment or fraud but the thing is I was only using the app for communication. I have asked at least 5 of the people that I know who weren’t my WeChat friends to help me to settle this issue. However all of them met the same problem which is saying that they do not meet the requirements to help a friend log in or it says that they also have unusual activity in their app. This is a serious malfunction in your system. In 2018, I have met the same problem also and it was about the same reason of why my account was blocked. Therefore I have a few questions to ask your team and hoping for a proper reply:
1) How does your team processes the system and blocks someone account?
2) If you’re going to block someone’s account, do you have any proof that proves that I have used my account and to be involved in such activities ?
3) Why does my account got blocked for all of a sudden giving me such weird reasons that says I used the app to be involved in such activities ?
4) How does your team choose to block a user’s account ? Is it because someone reported the account or it’s just your system having problem and being unlucky to meet up with this malfunction in the system?

Rune girl ,

People Nearby problems

Everything worked well until now.
About a few days after this most recent software update, I noticed that my People Nearby feature was not functioning correctly. I can view the People Nearby but I think they can’t see me in the People Nearby list and they don’t receive the Greetings I send them. I also haven’t received any greetings in different locations. I usually receive 60-70 greetings in a day.
I’ve tried nearly every recommendation online…uninstalling n reinstalling wechat, changing my wechat ID, changing my alias, clearing chat history, clearing location data & not opening People Nearby function for a few days. It’s still not working. This is so frustrating! Help!

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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