25Jan, 2013

WeChat is Now Available for BlackBerry Smartphones

Provides seamless communication between devices with different Operating Systems


Jakarta, January 21st 2013 — WeChat, a social communications services available for smartphones, has been officially released in Indonesia at the end of last year and keep increasing in popularity. The application has gained more than 300 million registered user accounts worldwide by Jan 2013.

Previously available for smartphones running various types of Operating Systems, such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Symbian, now WeChat expands its communication service to BlackBerry devices, one of the biggest and most significant mobile platform in Indonesia.

WeChat for BlackBerry comes with innovative features as its Android, Windows Phone , Symbian or iOS counterparts. Since it’s using the official BlackBerry network, users with ‘chatting’-only BlackBerry plan can also use the application without worries. In this new 1.0 version, users can:

WeChat_Send_ImageSend and Receive Instant Messages With Pictures

WeChat gives the freedom to send and receive messages in real-time across different mobile platforms, including iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Android, Symbian and Windows Phone devices, free of charge. Besides sending and receiving messages, user can also send pictures from their album to share with friends and colleagues instantly.

Voice Messaging or ‘Hold to Talk’

The unique feature of WeChat that people find very useful and efficient is the ‘Hold to Talk’. People can simply send voice messages and save time required for typing using this feature. To send voice messages, users can simply hold Dial button or Space to talk. The voice feature is free to use for all WeChat versions in any platform.

Group Chat Feature
One of the strength of WeChat compared to other apps is the group chat feature. Using Group Chat, users can chat with up to 40 friends or participants at any given time. The improved performance means that even in a large Group Chat, WeChat will perform fast and reliably.

WeChat_Picture_MessagingEmoticons and Profile Customizations
To add fun to conversations, WeChat for BlackBerry supports many emoticons. User can also log-in using several methods, whichever is more convenient for them. First, user can log-in to WeChat using their phone numbers, or log-in using a registered WeChat account, or login using Facebook, and from there they can add contacts from their Facebook friendlist. WeChat users can also share their status, update their profile photo, and set WeChat ID to simplify contact adding process.
Starting from 26 Dec 2012 WeChat for BlackBerry can be downloaded for free at BlackBerry AppWorld, or throughhttp://www.wechat.com/en/

About WeChat
WeChat is a free mobile voice and text messaging application that allows the users to send free text, voice messages, emoticons, picture, video and other files. Users can also do video-chat, add new friends through its social features, utilize location-based services, and share their stories through the unique ‘Moments’ feature in the form of photos, video and URL links.WeChat application is available for iOS, Android OS, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone users. Note that not all features available for different platforms.

For more information and application download, please visit: www.wechatapp.com

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