WeChat is a free instant messaging app which is very popular around the globe. This messaging app offers free texting and calling which can be used as a replacement for regular messages and calls. You can also use WeChat to send photos and videos. WeChat is also a very secure messaging app and ensures that no one would be able to hack WeChat account. WeChat is available on Android, iOS, and Blackberry, and Windows Phone devices. You can also use this application on desktop computers as well. In this article, I will give you a thorough guide on how to download and use this application to send texts and make calls.
Before you start using WeChat, the first thing you will need to do is to download WeChat and install it on your device. You can download WeChat directly from its official website or from Google Play or App Store.
How to create a WeChat account
After you have downloaded WeChat and installed it on your device, the first thing you need to do to use WeChat is to create an account. Here is what you need to do to register a WeChat account:
- Launch WeChat application
- Tap on Sign up
- Choose your region
- Type down your phone number
- You will receive a confirmation text message. Type down the code to complete registration
Use WeChat to send messages
In order to start chatting with a friend, tap on the name of a contact and then touch messages to start a chat. Type down your message in the chat box and tap on send. You can also send emojis to add fun to your chats.
On the right side of the chat box you can see a “+” button. Touch it and you will be able to share pictures, music or video. If you have an iOS device, remember to grant WeChat access to camera and camera roll.
In addition to sending text messages, photos, and videos, you can use WeChat to send location as well.
Use WeChat to make a voice or video call
WeChat messenger can be used to make voice and video calls as well as text messages. In order to make calls with WeChat follow these steps:
- Launch WeChat application
- Open a chat conversation with someone
- Tap on the + icon next to the chat box
- Touch voice call or video call
What you need to know is that if the person you are trying to make a call with has not added you on WeChat as a friend, you won’t be able to make a call with them.
Also, if you want to use WeChat to make calls and you are not on WiFi, making calls can consume your data plan to a great extent.
How to add a friend on WeChat
In order to add friends to your WeChat list from the people who are recommended by WeChat, Launch the application and tap on Contacts.
Touch Add next to anyone you want to add. These contacts will be added to your list of friends.
In order to find friends with their phone numbers, tap on the plus icon on the top right corner. Find the person in the list and then tap on Add Friend.
You can also use WeChat to add your friends through a number of other options as well.
You can add a friend by their ID or you can scan their QR code if you and your friend are standing next to each other. Users can also add friends from your mobile contacts or add your Facebook friends to WeChat.
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