FEATURES

  • Voice Chat

  • Group Chat

  • Moments

  • Free Call

  • Video Call

  • Sticker Gallery

  • Broadcast Messages

  • Friend Radar

  • Favorite Messages

  • Group Chat QR Code

  • Chat History Backup

  • Web WeChat

  • Shake

  • People Nearby

  • Walkie Talkie

Voice Chat

Hold "Hold to Talk" to start recording a message. Release the button to send.


While still holding down, you can move your finger up to the X button to discard and not send the voice message you are recording.


Group Chat

Option 1:

Tap "+" in the top right corner and select "New Group"


Select the contacts you want to add and click "OK" to start group Chat


Option 2:

Tap on the people icon in the top right corner.


Tap the "+" button to start selecting contacts to add.


Moments

Select "Moments" under the "DISCOVER" tab.


Press the camera icon to select a photo or take a new one.


Share your Moments to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Just link your WeChat account to access this feature.


Free Call

In the Chat window, press "+" and select "Free Call" (Voice Call).


Your friend will see the following window and can tap "Accept" to start the call.


Video Call

Video Call is available on WeChat versions 4.2 and later, allowing you to talk to your friends face to face.

In the chat window, press "+" and select "Video Call".


If your friend has not sent you a message in the past 10 minutes, you need to send them an invite message and get a response in order to call them.


Select "Video Call" again in the chat window. Your friend will see the following window and can tap Accept to start.


You can switch between Video and Audio modes during the call.


Sticker Gallery

Tap "Me" in the menu tab then select "Sticker Gallery" (Sticker Shop).


Choose the stickers you like and download them instantly.


Broadcast Messages

Click "Me" -> select "Settings".


Select "General" -> choose "Features"-> then choose "Broadcast Messages".


Press "Send now" -> "New Broadcast Message".


Then select all your contacts or just those you want to reach out to.


Friend Radar

Simply press "+" in the top right corner and select "Add Contacts".


Click "Friend Radar" and tell your friends nearby to do the same.


Everyone who is using the feature will pop up on your radar screen. Just tap each icon to add them to your contact list.


Favorite Messages

Press and hold your message. Choose "Favorite" from the selection bar.


Click "Me" and find your saved messages in "Favorite Messages".


Group Chat QR Code

Invite your friends to a WeChat group chat via QR code (available in the latest versions of WeChat for iOS and Android)

Open a group chat conversation and click at the top right corner.


Select "Group Chat QR Code".


Select "…" at the top right corner. You can share the group chat QR code via email or save it to your device.


People can scan the QR code with WeChat to join this group chat.


Chat History Backup

Back up your chat history and restore it to your new device. (Note: Chat History is only stored for 7 days.)

Select "Settings"->"General"->"Chat History Backup".


Click "Back Up" and select the conversations you would like to back up.


You can set a password for the chat history uploaded.



When you are logged in to another device, select "Restore" and enter the password (if you set one). The backed-up history will be restored to your device from the server.



Web WeChat

Click the magic wand icon at upper right and select "Web WeChat".


Click "Start"


Scan the QR Code that shows up when you open your PC browser to web.wechat.com, then select "OK"


Shake

Select "Social" -> "Shake". You will see a notice for new users.


Shake needs to access your location data. Please make sure you have both enabled Location Services from your iPhone’s Settings menu and that WeChat has been granted permission in the Location Services sub-menu.


Shake your phone to find people shaking their phones as well.


Choose someone from "people found" and "Send Greeting" to make friends.


People Nearby

Select "Social" -> "People Nearby" to find people using WeChat with People Nearby enabled nearby. Choose one and "Send Greeting" to make friends.


People Nearby needs to access your location data. Please make sure you have both enabled Location Services from your iPhone’s Settings menu and that WeChat has been granted permission in the Location Services sub-menu.


Walkie Talkie

Chat with friends in a Walkie Talkie session (available in the latest versions of WeChat for iOS and Android)

Click "+" in a group chat conversation and select "Walkie Talkie".


An invitation message will be sent to the group chat's members automatically.


Hold the button in the middle. Talk after the tone when the indicator light turns green.


Members in the Walkie Talkie will hear you immediately. Only one person can talk at a time. The indicator light will turn red if you press the button while others are speaking, and you won't be able to talk.


Press to hide the Walkie Talkie window. You can then return to the Walkie Talkie session by clicking on the green bar in group chat or the Walkie Talkie notice message at the top.



Click to quit the Walkie Talkie session. You will no longer receive messages from this session again.