After launching in January 2011 WeChat has come a long way. From being on the iTunes India Home Page to becoming the No.1 Top Free Apps in Android App Store, it has achieved all the praise and glory any app could dream off but it is in no mood to stop just yet. As the user heat map shows , India is going to play a vital role in the expansion of WeChat already 300 Million strong user base.
With 44 Million Active Smartphone users in India and predictions of this number going to 155 Million by 2017 , WeChat's focus on India is fully justified. Its current TV Campaign is surely working wonders as WeChat is now firmly placed in the No.1 Position in Free Category for Android as well as iTunes Store in Indian market.
The Reason for explosive growth should also be given to the shear amount of features packed into WeChat. Here is a look at some of the cool features which has given it a edge over others :
Moments is full fledged Social networking platform which allows you to share your photos. It comes with privacy settings for sharing it with a Group or Publicly or privately.
3. Web WeChat
4. Video Call
Video Calling might not be a feature that catches your eye because its become commonplace these days but the thing that I liked about WeChat Video Call was its support for older versions of Android ( Version 2.3 included ) which seems non-existent in other apps. A special kudos to all WeChat engineers who have dedicated long hours to make sure WeChat is a truly cross platform application.
5. Look Around
6. Drift Bottle
Shake is another feature dedicated to help you discover new friends. It works on a simple principle , it will patch you up with another person who is shaking their mobile phones just like you irrective of the distance between you and them.
9. Group Chat
Group Chats can be text as well as audio based. With support for adding 40 members in a single group , it makes sure that none of your friend misses out the latest news from you
10. Social Network Integration
It comes with support for Facbook.com and QQ.com login , which makes sure that all your contacts can be easily moved to WeChat in a blink of an eye
11. Web Grab
A relatively undiscussed feature , but makes transferring web pages from your browser to your phone a trivial affair. Really handy when you are on the move.
The 5 People I Will Chance upon to Talk to on WeChat
First I would like to talk with God
Secondly I would like to talk with Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage
I would like to praise them for inventing the concept of computers and programming when it would be considered a part of science fiction
Third on my list are Grace Hopper , Ted Hoff and Alan Turing
I would like to congratulate them for their work in their specific fields which ultimately lead to the invention of modern computer as we know it today
Fourth I would like to have a word with Steve Jobs , Andy Rubin , Fredrik Idestam and Mike Lazaridis
I would like to appreciate their efforts which lead to creation of mobile platforms on which we are today able to do so many task even without wondering a second, what engineering marvel each one of them really are
Lastly I would like to chat with Ma Huateng
I would like to acknowledge his vision which lead him to create Tencent and later WeChat itself. I would really like to know the motivations which directed him to create such a wonderful Chatting Application which totally changed the Social networking sphere.
To end it , I decide on giving WeChat a AAA ( Triple A ) Rating - Don't confuse this with the credit ratings given by the credit rating agencies.
Here AAA stands for
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The three characteristics which correctly describes WeChat real power
The ability to talk to Anyone Anytime Anywhere