I really like WeChat because the interface is so clean and uncluttered. I can still use stickers, play games, Shake and see who’s nearby, but the basic instant messaging, video calling, free calls, location and media sharing are slick and well done.
"Much better, much more popular, much more user-friendly” - USA Today "Simple enough that anyone can use it, versatile enough that everyone has some use for it" - Wired WeChat is a messaging and calling app that allows you to easily connect ...Read more
"Much better, much more popular, much more user-friendly” - USA Today
"Simple enough that anyone can use it, versatile enough that everyone has some use for it" - Wired
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, Moments, photo sharing, and games.
WHY USE WECHAT: • NEW! WECHAT OUT CALLS: Make calls to landlines and mobile around the globe at low rates (in certain regions only). • MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING: Send video, image, text, and voice messages. • GROUP CHAT & CALLS: Create group chats with up to 500 people and group video calls up to 9 people. • FREE VOICE & VIDEO CALLS: High-quality free calls to anywhere in the world. • STICKER GALLERY: Hundreds of free, fun, animated stickers to express your feelings from some of your favorite cartoons and movies. • MOMENTS: Share your best moments on your personal photo stream. • BETTER PRIVACY: WeChat gives you the highest level of control over your privacy. It's the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe. • MEET NEW FRIENDS: Use “Friend Radar”, “People Nearby” and “Shake” to meet others. • REALTIME LOCATION: Instead of having to tell others where you are, just use real-time location sharing. • LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 20 different languages and can translate messages to any language. • AND MORE: Desktop app, custom wallpapers, custom notifications, and Official Accounts.
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
create Bluetooth connections
Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
view Wi-Fi status
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
approximate (network-based) location
Access location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
precise (GPS) location
Access precise location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
Allows application to take pictures with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.
change your audio settings
Allows application to modify global audio settings such as volume and routing.
Allows application to access the audio recording path.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
modify global system settings
Allows an application to modify the systemʼs settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your systemʼs configuration.
Allows an application to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
send sticky broadcast
Allows an application to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Malicious applications can make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.
display system-level alerts
Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
change Wi-Fi state
Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.
read sync settings
Allows an application to read the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for contacts.
write sync settings
Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for contacts.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
read contact data
Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
write contact data
Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
read SMS or MMS
Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
manage the accounts list
Allows an application to perform operations like adding, and removing accounts and deleting their password.
act as an account authenticator
Allows an application to use the account authenticator capabilities of the account manager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.