Recently Tencent launched WeChat, a free cross platform Instant messaging client in India. WeChat already has a user base of over 100 million registered users around the globe. WeChat supports both voice and text based messaging.
Talking of mobile IM clients we already have applications like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype of Instant messaging and file sharing but WeChat comes with some new features to have an edge above the others. The company claims it to be the first app to have hold-to-talk feature which enables the user to send voice messages at a touch of a button. Moments, a feature in WeChat, enables the user to post their special moments and share them with a selected group of friends. And features like Drift bottle and shake enables users to explore new connections around the globe.
WeChat comes with basic features such as one-on-one and group IM sessions with all time favourite emoticons and emoji art. You can also customize backgrounds and play the classic rock paper scissors mini-game. Other than messaging WeChat app allows you to customize your photos with artistic filters, create photo journals and share the same with your WeChat contacts.
The best part being WeChat supports almost all the major mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7 and Symbian and that too free. On iOS, WeChat is available in Hindi and in other languages as well.
As the data plans are becoming cheaper in the country instant messaging clients are becoming famous day by day since they have no limit and you can send photos, audio or text files instantly and that too with no additional cost. In our opinion there is a great market for cross platforms IM clients but it should be available on all the mobile operating system so as to serve a customer no matter which platform he/she uses.