WeChat – The new way to connect

Tencent, the largest internet company in Asia Pacific and the third largest in the world. Recently launched WeChat in India, which is a free mobile voice and text messaging application with over 100 million registered users globally, making it one of the most popular mobile chat applications in the world.

Android and iOS users of WeChat will now be able to make video calls and interact with their friends face to face. Video calls can be made and received over WiFi and 3G networks. . User can create of custom-defined groups and reply directly to a friend’s comment in Moments using @. WeChat also features new QR name card that can be shared via Facebook . The new version of WeChat is also accessible on the web, allowing users to chat from their Personal Computers via the browser from http://web.wechatapp.com
The 4.2 Android version of WeChat has the option of Hindi language keeping in mind the requirements of the Indian market. 
WeChat offers engaging one-on-one and group chat sessions with an extensive range of animated and custom emoticon and emoji art, customizable backgrounds, and a Rock-Paper-Scissors mini-game. The app also encourages creative expression by allowing users to apply artistic filters to their photos, create a personal photo journal, and share photos with friends. WeChat allows users to seamlessly connect with their social circles from phone contacts and Facebook.  People can also use location-based social (LBS) features to discover other members of the WeChat community. These features include ‘Shake’, ‘Moments’, ‘Look Around’ and ‘Drift Bottle’.

WeChat is available for free download on Android, iOS, Windows and Symbian mobile platforms. 

About Tencent
Founded in November, 1998, post establishing itself as China’s largest and most used Internet service portal, Tencent is now the largest internet company in the whole of Asia Pacific region and the third largest in the world. Tencent is heralding entrance in the Indian market with the launch of its flagship product – WeChat. At the cusp of attaining a user base of almost 800 mn users, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies, ever since its establishment. Total revenues of the company for the year 2011 stood at USD 4,522.5 million.
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