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Description WeChat is a messaging and calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries. It's the all-in-one communications app for text (SMS/MMS), voice and video calls, and files. MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING: Send video, image, text, and file messages. Select Switch Account on the login page of the WeChat for Windows/Mac to change to another account, and open WeChat on your mobile, select ' + ' in the top right corner Scan, to log in to WeChat. Note: At the current time it's not possible to log in to Web WeChat and WeChat for Windows/Mac with the same account at the same time.

Download WeChat for PC free at BrowserCam. WeChat Tencent developed WeChat app for the Android and iOS but you could also install WeChat on PC or MAC. Have you ever wondered how easy it is to download WeChat for PC? No worries, we have some simple instructions that you can follow to install WeChat on your PC.

WeChat is yet another popular messaging app which is getting popular day by day. WeChat is a complete one-stop solution for all your communication needs. WeChat is available on almost every platform that you can think of: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian and Desktop. It is completely free to use. It offers instant messaging, voice calling, video calling and a host of other important features that make it one of the strongest competitors to WhatsApp and Telegram.

To get started, you have to create an account by verifying your mobile number, just as with most of the other such apps. It syncs all your contacts and detects people who are already on your contact list. You can also login to WeChat by using your Facebook account. It also gives you the option of choosing your username, which your contacts would see when they communicate with you using WeChat. It has all the basic features that are expected of a messaging app. Although the user interface is not very straight forward, a regular smart phone user should be comfortable with a little effort.

Voice calling on WeChat is kind of primitive. It's more like a walkie-talkie conversation, rather than a real time voice call. When you want to talk, you press a button, which records your voice and sends it to your contact when you release the button. We hope that WeChat adds real voice calling soon. Video calling is of high-quality, although the experience could vary depending on your network speed. You can, however, tweak certain things which could make your video calls more reliable.

Through WeChat you can share photos, videos or even files with your friends. WeChat has a huge collection of emoticons. And people seem to love them. The 'Look Around' feature is a nice addition, where you can view your friends and their activities who also have enabled this feature. But after a point, it becomes senseless. Using the 'Moments' feature, you can share a fun moment by tapping on the camera icon, which captures whatever your phone can see at that moment. This is then available on your timeline for your followers to view.

WeChat surely has a future. With the developers still coming out with newer features and updates, the app shows a lot of promise. If you haven't yet tried it, we are sure that you will thank us for our suggestion to download an use WeChat. Happy Chatting...

How to Install WeChat for PC or MAC:

1. To start off, download either Andy OS or BlueStacks on your PC from the download button made available at the beginning of this web page.

2. Start installing BlueStacks App player by opening the installer once the download process is completed.

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3. Go through the common installation steps by clicking 'Next' a couple of times.

4. When you see 'Install' on the screen, please click on it to start the last installation process and then click 'Finish'.

5. Then, either using the Windows start menu or alternatively the desktop shortcut open up BlueStacks Android emulator.

6. Add a Google account by simply signing in with your username and password.

7. And finally, you will be able to open up Google Play Store which lets you search for WeChat app and install Wechat for PC or Computer.

Even though you do not find the WeChat app on Google Play Store, you can free download the APK using this web page and install the app. If you’d like to download Andy Android emulator rather than BlueStacks or you prefer to download free WeChat for MAC, you can still go through the same procedure.

Using WeChat PC version solves 2 big WeChat pain points, especially important for those using WeChat someway for your business or work (i.e. most people now in China):

1. Speed of typing / Copying and pasting large chunks of text
2. Transferring files back and forth between your laptop/desktop and your mobile devices

If you want to use WeChat PC version on your desktop or laptop then there are 2 options:

  • WeChat Web Browser Version
  • WeChat Client App Version for Windows

Using these desktop versions won’t help you if you’ve lost your phone. To use WeChat PC version on your desktop, you must be logged in on a mobile device. WeChat is built for mobile first (more on this at the end of the article).

WeChat Web Browser Version

Link: https://web.wechat.com/
Going to the above web address you will be prompted to scan the QR code with your phone:

Login in and you will see this kind of interface:

Clicking on the little green note icon allows you to read your official account news feeds

You can of course also see your contacts and that’s it apart from some simple settings in Chinese that you can play with. Basically, it’s a stripped down version of the traditional mobile app. Make sure to pay attention to this particular little green button:

This is your ‘File Moving Assistant’ (文件传输助手). A way for you to move files back and forth from your desktop without having to actually send them to another person. This folder can become very useful if you are sending files back and forth a lot or if you want a place to keep notes or important reference docs for yourself. Some people like to pin this chat thread to the top of their WeChat and basically use it as a notepad or place to store things. (There are other, perhaps better, ways to do this in WeChat which we will delve into in another post later in this series.)

To pin an article to the top of your WeChat hold down on the chat thread and the above menu will pop up, select ‘Sticky on top’.

WeChat PC Client App Version for Windows

Windows Version: http://weixin.qq.com/cgi-bin/readtemplate?t=win_weixin&lang=en

Using the above links, download the desktop app and you’ll see it’s pretty similar to the web page version. This is the current latest Windows Version 1.2.0.25

There are two recent updates worth mentioning to the windows version which make this version different from the web page version. They are:

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1. Access to your custom stickers

For those of you who like to send gifs (we’re all guilty sometimes, come on admit it). This version allows you to send the gifs you have saved to your personal collection.

2. Chat history

This is a big one, because loosing your chat history is really annoying to most people. When you open up the web page version of WeChat, all your chat threads will be empty each time. On the Windows Desktop App versions there is now a setting to keep all the chat history of conversations you’ve had previously on the Desktop App version. However at the moment (this may change), you have to change this manually through ‘settings’. First click on the little settings cog in the bottom corner and then check this box.

For both Desktop App and Webpage versions, when switching devices (e.g. using your phone and then switching to your ipad) the link with the desktop version will be broken and you will have to login again. It also seems you can’t log in to both the Web version and the desktop app at the same time. See message below:

Why can’t I check my moments?

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For most users of the desktop versions of WeChat the obvious question to ask is ‘Why is it so basic?’ You can’t check moments, send money, locations, red envelopes, sights etc. Our take on this is Tencent (the company that owns WeChat) already dominates the desktop instant messaging market in China with QQ. While they is an obvious burning need from some customers for a WeChat desktop version, they have little incentive to make the desktop version awesome as they will only cannibalize their own QQ business further. WeChat is all about mobile.

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Join us tomorrow for our second article in the WeChat Essential Tips series where we will be giving away more free info on WeChat. You will be able to show off to your Chinese colleagues and friends using your new expert knowledge of how to use the number 1 app in China. Follow us on WeChat by scanning the QR code to follow our official account.

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