Wechat is a social media network similar to Facebook and WhatsApp but it gives a lot of extra features. However, you get to do a lot of stuff like chat with friends, make free video calls, meet new people. Also, you get to post status update which makes the platform more fun. What makes the platform different from others, however, is that it also lets you pay the bills, send money to a friend. Also, you could buy a train ticket and much more.
Importantly, most of all these platform features are only available in China, therefore making it one of the most popular platforms in China. Though the majority of Wechat users are from China, other countries can also use it. The platform is available on all popular mobile platforms either Android, iOS, Windows, Symbian, and Blackberry. Voice calls on this platform are different from voice calls in other platforms, it mimics the functioning of a walkie-talkie.
Is WeChat Free?
Wechat is free to download, install, sign up for and use as a messaging app and a communication platform. However, sending an instant message, images, voice calls, voice recordings, video calls and some additional are also free. This does not matter how long you talk or how frequently you are using the app. However, all you just need is a very good device that active internet connectivity for the platform to work. Importantly, if you do not have an unlimited internet plan you can use Wechat on your mobile device with your data plan. Also, the platform might use up your monthly available usage quite quickly with video calls. This is one of the best features of Wechat.
How do I Create WeChat Account?
We all know the Platform is very popular and mostly used in china. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t create a Wechat account as a Non-Chinese entity. For now, you can’t create an account via the official website except in china. However, you can create an account via the Wechat app which you could download from any of the app stores supported. Here are a few steps on how to create a Wechat account;
- Launch your Wechat app on your device
- Click on Sign up and you will be asked to choose either to sign up via a mobile number or Facebook.
- However, choosing the mobile number will require you to provide your personal information including your mobile number and a picture then click next.
- Your account will be ready to chat with other Wechat users.
Wechat provides a social feature called “Look Around”. When enabled it allows you to be seen by other users. However, it is a bit like skype me but also allows you to search for friends put there. The platform also allows you to drop a message in a virtual bottle that other people can catch and read and then re-drop.