the global mobile app with over 200 million registered users worldwide, has now become the No.1 social messaging app in India also.
WeChat comes from Tencent, world’s third most valued internet company, and the largest internet company in APAC region.
Interestingly, while WeChat has already been a No.1 app on the Apple AppStore
in 16 other countries – in India it achieved the top slot within three months of its launch.
WeChat sets itself apart with its unique smartphone offerings like free voice message and free video call features. It also enables excellent group chat with free voice message, animated emoticons, customisable backgrounds, and mini games like Rock-Paper-Scissors.
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 like ‘Shake’, ‘Look Around’ and ‘Drift Bottle’.
WeChat is also available Hindi, in addition to 16 global languages like Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Portuguese.
WeChat can be downloaded for free by smartphone users on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms.