Wechat is an application multiplatform messaging service that lets you send and receive text and multimedia without paying for a SMS service. With this app you can send text, images, audio and video files. It also offers a Live Chat feature, which is something like hangout. Wechat uses the same Internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
The app has some interesting features like ‘Moments’ where one can share photographs with selected contacts. It also allows group chat, supports animated emoticons and Emoji art. It also allows users to connect with their social circles from phone contacts and Facebook and can also use location-based social (LBS) features to discover other members of the WeChat community.
Currently Wechat is only officially available as an Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Phone. You can scan this QR code with your mobile phone, or open wechat.com on your mobile browser, to download WeChat.