Weixin: Download Weixin and Try a New Web Chat Experience

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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
Weixin

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.

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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 https://web.wechat.com/ 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)

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How to Facetime on Android

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We recently published an article How to Facetime on Snapchat. Many people have followed the step by step guide and able to use Facetime on Snapchat. Last few days, we receive emails from readers asking how to Facetime on Android. Many Android users would like to know how to FaceTime on Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Nexus 6P, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One A9, BlackBerry Priv, Moto X Pure Edition, and others.

There are many websites saying you can use Facetime on Android through jailbreak or third-party apps. Unfortunately, we have tried most of them and none of them are actually working. We even tried to look for FaceTime on some of the best cracked apps sites for Android but nothing similar is found. Since there is no way to Facetime on Android, the best thing to do is to pick one of the best FaceTime alternatives and install it to your Android device right away. Any of these alternatives allow you to make free video calls, voice calls, group chat, random chat, or any thing just like FaceTime.

Best FaceTime Alternatives on Android

Here’s your delicious list of the five best alternatives to FaceTime on Android.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts FaceTime

Google Hangouts is considered as one of the best alternatives to FaceTime on Android. This app is able to do anything that FaceTime able to do, for instance, message sending, audio calls, video calls, and group chat. One of the greatest thing about Google Hangouts is that you can use it not just on Android phones or tablets but also on PC, Mac or any other iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The best thing is, Google Hangouts is a free app and it is available in Play Store.

Skype

Skype on Android

With so many years in the “Voice over the air” market, Skype is one of the pioneer in providing chatting and calling services that last until today. In 2011, Microsoft bought over Skype and it is now a default messaging app on all Windows Phones (Top 10 Best Free Windows Phone Apps). Skype is free for all Android users. It allows you to make one-to-one voice or video calls to any friends in your list. It is also a cross-platform app where you can use it on both mobile and desktop devices.

LINE

LINE FaceTime Alternatives Android

LINE is not so popular in the United States and United Kingdom compared to Asian countries such as Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. However, there is still a percentage of users in America due to the special features such as the unique LINE Stickers. Sometimes, a sticker says a thousand words when you are out of words. As for the sound quality of the audio and video calls, it is close to perfect! Again, LINE is also a free app and you can use it on Android, Windows PC, Mac or iOS devices.

Viber

Viber

By 2016, Viber has more than 600 million users worldwide. Other than English, Viber is also made available in different languages such as Italian, Japanese, French, Spanish and others. Check out Viber from App Store, Play Store, and Windows App Store. You will see many positive reviews about this app. Just like FaceTime, Viber is a free app which allows its users to make free calls from your mobile device or desktop (Windows or Mac) to other mobile devices or desktop. On the other hand, there is also a paid version available where you can make calls to non-Viber devices.

JusTalk

JusTalk

Last but not least, JusTalk is a great alternatives to FaceTime on Android. With JusTalk installed, Android users are able to make free video calls, voice calls, group chat, and many other things just like FaceTime. On top of that, JusTalk allows you to use Doodle in chat as well as playing games during video calls. You can draw anything you like and send it to your friends too. To download JusTalk on Android, go to Play Store and search for it then you will see many Android users rate this apps as a 5-star app.

Other FaceTime altnernatives: WeChat and WhatsApp

The above are the top 5 best alternatives to FaceTime on Android. If you are able to find a way to use FaceTime on any Android device, please do not hesitate to share it here. There are many people wondering how to FaceTime on Android.