WeChat brings video chatting to Android users, adds Hindi to its language bouquet

3 Sep, 2012

Chinese internet major Tencent, which launched its social messaging platform WeChat in India in July this year with collaboration from ibibo, has announced an updated 4.2 version for Android users.

WeChat is a free mobile voice and text messaging app that has been launched globally prior to hitting the Indian market. Currently, it is a free-to-download app on Android, iOS, Windows and Symbian platforms.

With WeChat 4.2, Android users can make video calls over Wi-Fi and 3G networks, and opt for selective sharing of 'Moments' (To read more about 'Moments' and other features of WeChat, click here), using visibility options. Plus, users can create groups and reply directly to a friend's comment in 'Moments.' WeChat 4.2 will also feature a new QR (Quick Response) name card that can be shared via Facebook. And it will be available on the web, allowing users to chat from their PCs/tablets via the browser. Also users can chat in Hindi now, which may help gain traction in the Indian market. The app will also support eight more new languages, including Japanese, Korean, Italian, Arabic and Polish, among others.

(Edited by Sanghamitra Mandal)