About WeChat


WeChat - China's "app for everything." Chats, calls, payments + more.

WeChat is more than a messaging and social media app – it is a lifestyle for over one billion users across the world. Chat and make calls with friends, share your life's favorite Moments, enjoy mobile payment features, and much more.

Why do over one billion people use WeChat?

- MORE WAYS TO CHAT: Message friends using text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, and more. Create group chats with up to 500 members.

- VOICE & VIDEO CALLS: High-quality voice and video calls to anywhere in the world. Make group video calls with up to 9 people.

- MOMENTS: Share your favorite moments. Post photos, videos, and more to your Moments stream.

- STATUS: post your status to capture your mood and share an ephemeral experience with friends

- STICKER GALLERY: Browse thousands of fun, animated stickers to help express yourself in chats, including stickers with your favorite cartoon and movie characters.

- CUSTOM STICKERS: Make chatting more unique with custom stickers and Selfie Stickers feature.

- REAL-TIME LOCATION: Not good at explaining directions? Share your real-time location with the press of a button.

-PAY: Enjoy the convenience of world-leading mobile payment features with Pay and Wallet (*only available in certain regions).

- WECHAT OUT: Make calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe at super low rates (*only available in certain regions).

- LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 18 different languages and can translate friends’ messages and Moments posts.

- BETTER PRIVACY: Giving you the highest level of control over your privacy, WeChat is certified by TRUSTe.

- EXPAND YOUR WORLD WITH WEIXIN SERVICES: Activate Channels, Official Accounts, Mini Programs, and other features offered via WeChat's sister service, Weixin.


What's New in the Latest Version 8.0.42

Last updated on Sep 26, 2023

Minor bug fixes and improvements. Install or update to the newest version to check it out!

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Additional APP Information

Latest Version

Request WeChat Update 8.0.42

Uploaded by

WeChat International Pte. Ltd.

Requires Android

Android 6.0+

Available on

Get WeChat on Google Play

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WeChat FAQ

Can WeChat be used outside China?

WeChat is a Chinese app that can be used globally. An account with an international phone number allows for communication worldwide.

What do I need to create an account on WeChat?

To sign up for WeChat, you require a phone number and a connection to someone who has an active account. Alternatively, if you possess a genuine Facebook profile with your actual name, then creating an account is possible.

Is it possible to make payments on WeChat?

WeChat is a messaging app with WeChat Pay for sending and receiving money. It works globally, regardless of citizenship or location, allowing payments to individuals and businesses both in China and abroad.

How do I add friends on WeChat?

Tap the "Contacts" icon, then select "+ Add Contacts". You can search for users by their ID or phone number, and send friend requests.

Is it possible to delete messages from chats?

Yes. Press & hold any message you wish to remove until options appear. Choose "Delete" (or more) and this will permanently erase that particular item/s from conversation history.

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