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Wechat - App Review

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by Eileen (subscribe)
media officer and translator. a travelling enthusiast and book lover.
Published May 28th 2015
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Wechat is an all-in-one communications app featuring the functions of free messaging, free calling and micro blogging. With more than 500 million worldwide users, Wechat offers an amazing platform for people to interact anywhere at any time.

One thing that distinguishes this app from others is how convenient it makes people to connect. To contact your friends and families for free, all you need are a smart phone, mobile data/wifi and this app. Even when your phone bill is overdue, you can still send text messages and make phone calls as usual.

Except for free messaging and free calling, there are some other interesting functions worth exploring:

1. Free voice message: we all know how sometimes how hard it is to type on the tiny screen of a mobile phone, especially when you are walking. Plus the auto-correction does more harm than help from my personal experience. Wechat's voice message function solves this problem once for all. To send a free voice message, just click on the button at the bottom of the screen, hold onto it, record your voice and release it until you finish the recording. Easy peasy! Sending a voice message with wechat saves your time and your efforts in typing.

2. Group chat: this feature is extremely helpful for people doing a group project. By taping "plus" in a group conversation, you can easily invite as many as 40 people to join in. Voice messages, text messages, documents can all be shared in the group discussion.

3. Location: This feature can be used to locate yourself and send your current location to your friends and families. It makes life a lot easier when you are meeting your friends but end up getting lost in somewhere unknown. By simply tapping "plus" and then 'location', your friends and families will know your whereabouts immediately.

4. Moments: This feature shares some similarities with Facebook. You can post and repost anything you like being it a picture, a video or a website link. Feel free to thumb up or leave a comment on the moments of your friends. They will love it!

5. Sticker Gallery: Being bored with the normal and unfunny text messages? Cartoon stickers on Wechat are here to add a little bit colour to your conversation. By simply tapping 'emotions', you can download an array of stickers with various styles.
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If you are into social media apps like me, don't hesitate. Go and download it from app store for free and explore all the amazing functions of Wechat!
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