WeChat, which is a free mobile messaging app, has been updated with version 5.2 for Android devices. This updated app allows you to move more easily between features and socialize with friends on-the-go.
In the updated version,the menu bar is now conveniently placed at the top of the screen, giving you quick access to your favourite features. Just tap and navigate your way through WeChat with a refreshed look and feel.
1. Chats tab takes you to your latest conversations with friends
2. Discover tab will show you Moments, Scan QR Code, Shake, People Nearby, Drift Bottle, Games and Sticker Shop features
3. Contacts brings you directly to your contact list
In addition to the user interface changes, WeChat 5.2 offers following new features.
Easily Add Friends at Once with Friend Radar : With one tap, WeChat’s Friend Radar feature allows you to search other WeChat users in your vicinity and add them to your contact list. It’s that easy to stay connected and the perfect solution for exchanging contact information in group settings. Simply press “+” in the menu bar > Add Contacts > Friend Radar
Easily Meet Up with Friends Using Real-Time Location Sharing : By inviting your friends to share their Real-Time Location, you’ll never have to worry about someone getting lost again. You can help them navigate their way on the WeChat map and through an integrated walkie-talkie session. Simply open a chat > + > Locations > “Real-time Location” > View map with your friend’s location.
Find Any Photo in a Group Chat with Newly Added Photo Album : All photos shared in a group chat are now saved in an easy access location, there is no need to scroll backwards to locate your favorite photos anymore. Simply open a picture in a group chat > press the icon on the bottom right.
Find Any Chat or Contact Fast with Universal Search : Don’t worry if you forgot that important date or name in a chat conversation. With WeChat for Android’s Universal Search feature, you can quickly refer back to any message or contact by typing into the search field within the Chats tab.
Customize Your Contact List : This upgrade gives you the option to build out your friends profiles with photos, addresses and business cards.
Localized and Free Stickers : Spice up any conversation and get your friends laughing by sending them the angry aunty, master blaster and the puppy time stickers from the WeChat Sticker Shop.
Additional Features :
- Group Chat Mention Notifications – You will receive a special notification when your name is mentioned in a Group Chat.
- Enhanced Video and Audio – It comes with boosted video and audio quality and the option of image browsing in chats.
- LinkedIn Account in WeChat – Show your LinkedIn Account to your friends and know if your friends join the professional network.
For upgrading, visit www.wechat.com. WeChat 5.2 is also available on iOS.