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WeChat for PC

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WeChat for PC

  -  202 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    WeChat for Windows 3.9.8 LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Tencent, Inc. / External Link

  • Filename


WeChat for Windows is a popular free messaging tool, available on mobile and now Windows Desktop PCs. This Windows version allows you to chat and share files just like you can on the mobile versions. Sometimes you just can’t replace a call or face-to-face chat with friends, whether it be on your mobile or desktop. That’s why in the latest version of WeChat for PC, it is introducing group voice and video calls now available directly from your PC via the tool!

Developed by Tencent, it has become a global sensation with over a billion monthly active users. It aims to extend the convenience of this communication platform from mobile devices to personal computers, offering users a seamless way to stay connected with friends and family.

Once downloaded, your PC will generate a QR Code for you to log in via your mobile device. Please note, you will only be asked to scan the QR code on your first successful login per desktop. You will only need to verify your login through your device thereafter or until the device has been unlinked. So what are you waiting for? Also available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

Key Features
  • Text and Voice Messaging: Send text messages and voice messages instantly to your contacts.
  • Video Calls: Make high-quality video calls to friends and family, both one-on-one and in group chats.
  • File Sharing: Share images, videos, documents, and other files effortlessly.
  • Moments: Post updates, photos, and videos to your Moments feed, similar to a social media timeline.
  • Emojis and Stickers: Express yourself with a vast collection of emojis and stickers.
  • Mini Programs: Access a wide range of mini-programs within the app for services like ordering food, hailing a ride, and more.
  • WeChat Pay: Seamlessly make payments and transfers through the integrated digital wallet.
  • Group Chats: Create and manage group chats with up to 500 participants.
  • Desktop Notifications: Receive notifications on your PC for new messages and activity on the software.
  • Language Support: It supports multiple languages, making it accessible to a global audience.
User Interface

It boasts a clean and user-friendly interface that mirrors the mobile app's design. The main window features a chat list on the left, while the selected chat or contact occupies the central area. Navigation is intuitive, and the interface is visually appealing, ensuring a smooth user experience.

Installation and Setup
  • Visit the official website, FileHorse or app store for your platform.
  • Download the installation file for Windows or macOS.
  • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Sign in with your account or create a new one if you don't have an existing account.
  • You can now start using the app on your PC.
How to Use
  • Chatting: Click on a contact to start a chat. You can send text messages, images, videos, and more.
  • Video Calls: Initiate a video call by selecting a contact and clicking the video camera icon.
  • Moments: Share updates and view your friends' Moments by clicking on the "Discover" tab.
  • File Sharing: Attach files or photos by clicking the paperclip icon in a chat.
  • Group Chats: Create or join group chats by clicking the "Create Group" button or accepting invitations.
  • Emojis and Stickers: Enhance your conversations with emojis and stickers available in the chat window.
  • Mini Programs: Explore and use mini-programs within the app by clicking on "Mini Programs" in the menu.

Can I use WeChat without a mobile device?
No, you need a mobile device to set up WeChat for PC initially. After the setup, you can use the PC app independently.

Can I use WeChat on multiple devices simultaneously?
It allows you to log in on multiple devices, but some features like voice and video calls might only work on the most recently logged-in device.

Is WeChat for PC secure?
It uses encryption to protect user data. However, like any online platform, it's essential to be cautious and practice good security habits.

Can I use WeChat Pay on the PC version?
Yes, you can use WeChat Pay through the PC version, allowing you to make payments and transfers.


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Telegram: A cloud-based messenger with a focus on privacy and extensive customization.

Skype: A communication platform offering text, voice, and video calls, along with screen sharing and file sharing.

Discord: Primarily designed for gamers, Discord offers text, voice, and video communication in group chats.

Slack: A team collaboration tool that includes messaging, file sharing, and integrations with other apps.

System Requirements
  • Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7
  • Dual-core processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 500 MB of free disk space
  • Seamless integration with the mobile app.
  • Feature-rich, including text, voice, and video messaging.
  • Easy file sharing and multimedia support.
  • Access to WeChat Pay and mini-programs.
  • Clean and intuitive user interface.
  • Limited availability for Linux users.
  • Some features may not work simultaneously on multiple devices.
  • Security concerns can arise from user behavior.

It offers a convenient extension of the WeChat mobile experience to personal computers, allowing users to stay connected with their contacts seamlessly. With a familiar interface, extensive features, and integration with WeChat Pay and mini-programs, it caters to a wide range of communication and lifestyle needs.

While it may not be available for Linux users and has some limitations regarding simultaneous device usage, it remains a popular choice for users who want to bring the power of the program to their desktop. Whether you're a longtime WeChat user or new to the platform, WeChat for PC is a valuable addition to your communication toolkit.

Note: Requires WeChat mobile app.

Also Available: Download WeChat for Mac

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