The search for a messaging application which is offering features like WhatsApp, privacy features at top-notch standard and a design that is both unique and elegant, stops at the WeChat. There is no chance you haven’t heard this name earlier unless you live out of this universe. Now, to make sure you are using this app, you need to go through this guide over here, titled, how to download WeChat for PC.
Well, the main focus of this guide will be to help you install WeChat on computer/laptop and show you the exact way of using it online. But, I am also going to offer a bunch of other related information along with a review of WeChat.
This tutorial will ensure that you not only successfully start using the services offered by this messaging application but also understand every bits and byte included within. Interested?
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Let’s start the journey! Of course, you can jump to the next section anytime you want to proceed at a speed. I can understand that you are in a hurry.
Table of Contents
To ensure that you are not only able to use the application but also know how to use it, what features it offers and what’s the standard of those, I am adding this WeChat review section in starting itself. Of course, if you are experienced in using this application already, then you can skip this part and proceed to the one, you came here looking for.
The first attraction is the user interface and it should always be the first one. I can confidently say that UI of WeChat is not just cool but also elegant and warm enough to keep users intact and addicted for longer. This is the second app after WhatsApp for which I have started feeling something inside.
After the UI, services and options should be well-labeled which is the case with this application as well. This ensures a moment in which we never find us misguided to find a particular feature or section.
Apart from normal texts with pictures and video sharing capacities, WeChat offers a bunch of additional benefits. It allows to make free phone and video calls. The quality offered is decent which of course increase with the speed of the internet.
In the text communication part, free stickers, emoticons, and smileys are present inside along with the facility to share pictures, videos, voice notes, and real time exact location with your contacts. The location sharing feature helps us to find our friends and meet up at a single place.
If you are feeling to try it out once and then want to keep everything in the universe of WeChat, then it also offers import of data feature. This is really cool for all the migrants. another cool feature is Friend Radar which let you find WeChat users in your local area, and if they are interested in knowing you better, you both can start the first conversation which can be a building block of a long life friendship.
Benefits of using WeChat on computer
Out of many benefits of using WeChat on computer, I am adding few which I have experienced so far. I will be waiting in the discussion section to know your side of the experience.
Usually, while working on PC or laptop, we have to pick up our phone to receive, read and reply to any conversation or do any related thing within this application. Now with the app working online, we don’t have to do that.
It not only saves a lot of time but also offers a comfort because we can now type from the physical keyboard instead of that quirky touchscreen one. I got a very good speed at the physical keyboard so I never like the touchscreen one.
Everything looks big on the computer’s display and also at a better resolution, of course if you have a better display attached. Pictures look great and I can download them directly to store them lifetime at my computer.
These two are the benefits I personally think using WeChat on laptop delivered. What’s your take on this?
There are few things which you need to check with the computer or laptop you are using before beginning with any of the methods I have compiled down. This will ensure that you don’t meet any issues related to performance and graphics. I am breaking down the requirements in these two parts.
The performance stability can be achieved by having at least 4GB of RAM and 5-10GB free storage in the C Drive. Also, the processor added in the system should be having at least 1.4GHz clock speed, which is very common these days.
Secondly, the graphic stability can be achieved by updating the graphic driver version to latest (the very new) and also make sure that it is compatible with HD standard. Also, the display added to the system should have at least HD resolution or higher.
If possible, add a graphic card of size 1GB, which will ensure that your system is compatible with any kind of games and newly introduced applications.
Trust me, once your system is matched with both the sections of requirements, then you are ready to move ahead with a confidence. You are not going to find any issues at all, neither at the performance nor at the graphic level.
Quick Tutorial to Download for PC
This is the section you came here looking for and I am going to make sure you get over with it quickly. Just to update you, this is the first method of installing WeChat on computer while I have also added the second one down.
Let’s start with this first method and all you have to do is to go through following set of instructions. Try to read these steps thoroughly so that you don’t miss any part.
Step 1 – Get start with installing BlueStacks app player first. This is the app player we always recommend because it is 100% legit, free to use and genuine from every corner. We have covered BlueStacks installation over here. So, help yourself with that secondary tutorial. If you already know how to install a Windows software, then download the package and do it yourself. It’s painless!
Step 2 – Once the installation is over and the BlueStacks is ready to work. You need to start it at its work and from the very first screen, i.e., the home screen, click on the Search tool, which is fixed at the top left corner.
Step 3 – A search tool will be visible then in the full screen and you need to use it to run a search for WeChat application. Yes, you know what you have to do.
Step 4 – Login with a Google account when asked to setup sync feature of the BlueStacks app player. It will ensure that the data between all your Google device is kept synced and you also gain access to Google play services and ecosystem.
Step 5 – Click on WeChat app’s shortcut you found in search result. It will open in search results within Google play store. Choose the appropriate app again and finally click on ‘Install’ option you see right in front of you.
Wasn’t the method just like you were going through on an Android smartphone or tablet to perform the installation of any game or application? That was the best part of this tutorial, isn’t it? You didn’t learn any new thing and yet you were able to download WeChat for PC for free.
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Give some time to the installation process which will happen on its own. Since, BlueStacks is available only for Windows and Mac platforms, so this guide is also limited for these two platforms.
How to Use WeChat on Laptop
After you have installed the application, you can run it anytime you want to use its services. Just start the BlueStacks and use its search tool to find the app. It will be found on the top or you can also find it under All Apps section.
Setup the new account or login with the existing one. Once you have the contacts synced then you will find everything perfectly intact as it was on your smartphone.
Begin selecting any profile and you will see option to either call him/her or send the text message. You are also offered stickers, emoticons and a keyboard to type and send texts. The physical keyboard will totally work with the system here and you can also use mouse to do selections quickly.
Due to hardware differences between PC and smartphone, you may find certain features not working. Like PC will not be able to locate your current where beings. But, every other feature which can be possible will be supported.
WeChat Web Method to use it online
Just like WhatsApp, WeChat can also be used online. You don’t have to go through any installation process which I have added above. This is the second method to use WeChat online which I promised to share. And to make it possible at your end, you have to follow below mentioned instructions.
- Run the WeChat application on your smartphone and setup your new account. If you already have an account then proceed to next step.
- Move into options from the first screen and select WeChat Web option from that menu. It will launch the rear camera module.
- Start the computer or laptop and launch Chrome or Firefox web browser. Once any of them is running then open this website here at WeChat web official.
- As the website gets load up 100%, you will see a QR code. Now, using the rear camera, try to take a picture of this code.
- Before you can click the picture, QR code will be scanned automatically and your WeChat account will be logged in the WeChat Web interface within the browser.
That’s it! You will be able to use most basic features of WeChat online now and for that you don’t have to pay anything.
So, which method was useful? First one or this secondary one? Mine is the first one because it offers complete features while the second one offers limited ones.
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The better part here is that there is no installation required and it can work on any system which can install and run full version of Chrome or Firefox web browsers. So, this method is platform independent.
We have reached at the end and its good to see you till here. Not everyone is interested in reading related information and staying secured and updated, but you are interested and its good for you. Now, you are going to stay ahead of your friends in terms of knowledge.
Do share your experience from this quick tutorial which helped you to get WeChat installed at PC. Earlier, it wasn’t possible to do so, but BlueStacks made it possible. We should also thank this software, shouldn’t we?