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Weixin: Download Weixin and Try a New Web Chat Experience

What is Weixin? Some web definition describe Weixin as the Chinese version of WeChat. In fact, the correct way of saying this should be WeChat is the English version of Weixin because Weixin was founded before WeChat. However, both of them are referring to the same thing. The only difference is the name of the app. Weixin or Wei Xin (??) means micro message in Chinese. It is widely used in China while the name WeChat is commonly used in the rest of the world including United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, Turkey, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, India, Russia, and other countries in South East Asia.


Weixin or WeChat is a free instant messaging software or application that you can use on any computer, PC, Mac, or any mobile device such as iPhone, Android phone, Windows phone, or Blackberry device. Weixin users are able to send text messages, voice messages, image, or video to anyone in their contact whenever they want. Up till today, this instant messaging app has been downloaded by millions of users in around the world since it was first released in January 2011. It is believed that there is at least one text message was sent through Weixin app every minute.

Advantages to Download Weixin

Weixin app allows users to send and receive text messages, voice messages, photos, and share their current location instantly. Users can keep in touch with their friends and family anywhere they want at anytime as long as there is an internet connection. Besides, Weixin also act like a “Friend Finder” app that allows user to look for other Weixin users who are currently online within 1,000 meter radius. This built-in feature uses the GPS function in a mobile phone to share its location if a user allows it. Other than traditional boring text messages, Weixin app has a few default emoticons which are very cute. Lazy users who choose not to type words have the option to use emoticons to express their feeling. Last but not least, the cost to download Weixin is zero. Weixin is free for download and free to use. Years ago, a SMS may cost $0.20 but today you can send unlimited text messages for free. As for iOS users, Weixin is fully compatible with any iOS version including iOS 3, iOS 4, iOS 5, iOS 6 and iOS 7. Never use Weixin before? It is time to download Weixin and try it on your mobile device. You will be surprised that a lot of your friends might be using it.

List of Weixin biggest competitor in the market today: LINE, Kaokao Talk, Hike, Talkbox, Feixin IM (??), and Xiaomi MiTalk.

Weixin Logo
Weixin Logo

How to Use Weixin Web Chat

Weixin web chat is the web version of Weixin where it allows you to use Weixin from your PC through any web browser. For those who want to chat with their friends using Weixin Web Chat or WeChat Web Chat, these are a few delicious steps to follow in order to run Weixin for PC.

Step 1: First of all, open Weixin and tap on “Web WeChat” from your mobile phone. See a green Start button? Click on it to begin.

Weixin Web Chat

Step 2: Open a web browser and go to and scan the QR code with your smart phone. It works for Android, iOS, and Blackberry. A confirmation will be appeared at your mobile phone. Again, click on the green OK button to continue. Once you have set up Weixin Web Chat, you can access it at anytime you want.

Weixin Web Chat

With almost 3 years in the market, Weixin is now one of the most popular mobile apps in the market regardless of Android or iOS. It is a must to download Weixin and try it once in a lifetime. Lastly, you are welcome leave a comment if you have any problem using Weixin Web Chat or simply want to share something related to Weixin.

Updated March 24, 2016: You can now use Weixin (WeChat) to transfer money/fund to other Weixin users. See How to Transfer Money via WeChat (Weixin)

You might want to know Approb, AppCake, and Snappzmarket if you want to download more free apps.

Android Apps

Aptoide Repos Provides You Free Android Apps

Looking for something like Installous for Android devices? Aptoide is the one and only app you ever need in 2014 for free Android apps. For those who have been using iPhone for the last few years, Installous is definitely a familiar name although it has been shut down but Android users might not hear of this app name before. If you have just change your device from iPhone to Android phones, Aptoide is what you need to know now. Let’s pronounce it at least three times, Aptoide, Aptoide, Aptoide!

Aptoide Screenshot

In this year, Aptoide is considered the largest independent Android app store because of the number of apps available in the store. It is not the only available app that works like the Installous but it is extensively rated as the best Android app. On top of that, it is frequently voted as an app that is comparable to Installous. Unlike Black Market Alpha, or aFreeware, Aptoide repos are available almost 99.9% and has nearly no downtime.

Aptoide Alternatives: Approb, Snappzmarket, Wandoujia.

Aptoide contains of almost all kind of Android apps from A to Z including free themes and games. There are thousands of paid Android apps available in Aptoide’s server and they are free to download anytime from anywhere. In addition to free apps, Aptoide also hosts some apps and games that are not available in the Google Play Store. This is because Aptoide allows any Android app developer to upload and test their apps on its server. Therefore, if you want some weird apps that you couldn’t find in Google Play Store, you can try to look for it in Aptoide.

Aptoide for iOS/Apple App Store: Kuaiyong, Appcake.

There are a few ways to install Aptoide. The easiest way is to search for “Aptoide” on Google Play Store and install it like how you install other Android app. On the other hand, you can download Aptoide Installer directly to your Android device and then set it up. The below steps are the installation guide for Aptoide.

Step 1: Access Android installer page and download de APKE file to your Android device at

Aptoide Repos

Step 2: Go to Settings and set your Android device to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. This step can be skipped if you set it before.

Aptoide settings

Step 3: Tap/Click on the Aptoide.apk once the download is completed. The installation for Aptoide will begin in seconds. Tap on the “Install” and you will get Aptoide in less than two minutes depending on your connection speed.

Updated March 24, 2016: Aptoide is growing very fast and the number of users have reached 10 million wolrdwide. Clash of Clans and Minecraft are two very popular games available in Aptoide.

Always remember to install the latest version of Aptoide so that you don’t have to update it after the installation is done. This tutorial is meant for those who want to try Aptoide. The purpose of having Aptoide is to allow Android users to test an app before buying it. It is highly recommended to buy the app as a respect to the developer after trying it. Most of the app cost only a few cents to a few dollar and they are considered cheap compared to the effort paid from developer.