WeChat: The Perfect Free App Travel Companion

By Frederique Bros
on 18 April 2014

This is the time of year when Australians pack their suitcases and use the long Easter holiday to get away from the city rat race. Adding to this, it’s ANZAC Day on the 25th, so many people will extend their holiday this year. It’s surely an exciting time and the perfect time to download WeChat to your smartphone, the perfect free app travel companion. WeChat The Perfect Free App Travel Companion

WeChat – Free – iPhone Android

From a mountain getaway to a brief island escape, chances are, you’re already day dreaming about the approaching long Easter weekend holiday. No matter where your travels take you, there is now a fun and easy way to stay in touch and make new friends.
WeChat, the leading mobile social communication application for smartphones, is a free social app that makes it fun and easy to connect with others. With more than 272 million monthly active users, (that’s bigger than the active Twitter community!), WeChat offers voice and video calls, messaging groups for up to 100 members as well as photo and video sharing.

Here are the top ways WeChat can make your next holiday more fun:

– Make new friends at your hostel with WeChat’s Friend Radar and Shake features and create a group for all of your new travel buddies.

– Overcome any language barrier using fun, animated stickers to communicate with a local.

– Keep yourself entertained for hours on the road or in the sky with WeChat’s social games – or even challenge a few nearby passengers to join in on the fun.

– Use the real-time location sharing to find a hip underground bar or local hotspot.

– Share your photos and favourite travel moments one-on-one or among your friends through WeChat’s“Moments” feature.

WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems.


– Free texting, voice messages, and video calls in your pocket. 300 million people love WeChat because it’s fast, reliable, private, and always on.

– Talk faster on the go with voice messages

– Crystal clear voice and video calls

– Instant messaging with group chats and animated smileys

– Chat with your friends or with people nearby

– Sending photos and videos has never been simpler


– Real walkie talkie mode with up to 40 friends

– Always on, no logouts, never miss a message

– Get message alerts instantly with push notifications

– Share, like, and comment on photos with your friends

– Import contacts and add friends instantly

– Available on iPhone and all other smartphones, all for free

– Download loads of new animated stickers from the Sticker Shop

– WeChat works over your phone’s existing data plan or any WiFi connection.


“It’s good.” 

“The only bad thing about this app is the voice calls, for some reason my microphone is really bad, and I’m used to pushing send but there is a plus sign instead.”     

“Put last seen option and improve calling like viber as well. It’s just awesome.”

“Awesome app It’s the best messaging app available on google market”

I like it and it’s really simple to use – excellent”

“Call, video call, live chat everything is working so fast.”

Imagery: Deposit Photo & WeChat.

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