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Not Using WeChat Yet? You Might Be Soon

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Not Using WeChat Yet? You Might Be Soon

Facebook Messenger. WhatsApp. Viber. Skype. There are already plenty of mobile-messaging systems you can use to keep in touch with family and friends. But soon you might be getting familiar with another, especially if you live in Asia: WeChat.

Developed by China’s largest listed Internet company Tencent, WeChat — known as Weixin in China — has all the basic features of a mobile-messaging app, with users chatting by text or voice and making video calls. But uniquely, there are functions that allow you to speak to a group of friends (turning your phone into a walkie-talkie) and to chat one-on-one using quick audio snippets instead of text — extremely useful when you’re too distracted to concentrate on writing an SMS, or if you’re writing in Chinese characters, which takes longer using a standard alphabet. Read more..

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