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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We Chat.. The New Communication Tool

Recently I signed up for the Sponsored Review program onBlogadda, and I am glad that I did. The first product I was shortlisted to review 'WeChat' on my blog which is an amazing app that is available for free to download from their website http://www.wechatapp.com. This communication tool, about which I had not heard before, supports my HTC Wildfire S Android mobile very well, allowing me to send voice, video, photos and text messages without any hassle from my mobile. Though I have been using Skype to chat with friends through my PC, the app had failed to work on my mobile.
WeChat includes Features like:
•             Voice Messaging
•             Shake
•             Look Around
•             Drift Bottle
•             Facebook Connect
•             Emoticons
•             Group Chat
As there is no restriction on distance, this allows me to chat with my friends who I have not called up in months due to the high call costs. All I did was log in through my facebook account and I could just start a demo chat with Rayyan who was helping me check the app from the next room.
The excellent Social Messaging App claims to have 200 million users’ worldwide across 24 countries, in addition it is the only app to offer Video/Audio calling and voice messaging for free. The app supports 17 languages including English, Hindi, Spanish, Arabic and others. It also supports all different types of mobile platforms like iOS, Android, Symbian (V3 & V5) and Windows.  Unfortunately the option is not yet available for Blackberry phones.
The new version of WeChat (4.3) supports Video and Audio calling so that we talk to friends and family face to face. It also supports Web WeChat which allows us to use the app from PC through the browser. It also comes with additional features like Push-to-Talk Voice Messaging, Group Chat-text & voice (up to 40 people) and Location based friend-discovery social features.  WeChat also offers engaging one-on-one and group chat sessions with an extensive range of animated and custom emoticon and emoji art, customizable backgrounds, and a Rock-Paper-Scissors mini-game.
The app allows user to apply artistic filters to photos and share with friends on chat and Moments wall instantly. In addition with this open API, WeChat users will able to allow user share photo, music, video, games, news and other kind of social content from other third party Application plug-ins without hassle.
The app also provides a secure and robust social networking platform that emphasizes user privacy and fast response performance, as well as it protects user data by offering on-demand contact list backup and retrieval to/from our cloud-based service.
Shake
One of the unique features that caught my attention was the Shake interface. All we had to do is shake our phones together to connect which was fun. With the feature Shake users can exchange contact information with nearby WeChat users, or connect with WeChat users worldwide to make new friends. It also enables users to discover WeChat users nearby through the feature Look Around.
This comes with so many additional features than Nimbuzz, Truphone or Fring which do not support video/audio messaging on my mobile phone.
It is time for me to ask my friends to connect with me through WeChat. I just hope the audio and video feature will not be abused where even mere acquaintances will start sending me audio and video messages in place of text messages which is socially considerate. 

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