Official desktop client for the WeChat messaging service that offers you the possibility to keep track of your conversations without going back to your phone
WeChat is a macOS desktop application designed to help you connect with the Tencent communication service. To be able to use the desktop client you will have to connect it to your mobile device, by using the built-in QR Code scanner.
Establish a link between the WeChat desktop client and mobile application with minimal effort
Even though you can sign up for a WeChat account free of charge, note that you are able to perform the action only on a mobile device running on iOS or Android that has the companion app already installed.
WeChat will require an active phone number to be able to send the activation code, and can scan your contacts to find the ones that also use the service.
The next step is to use the built-in QR Code scanner and the phone’s camera to scan the code generated by the WeChat desktop app and confirm the connection.
Worth mentioning is that the WeChat mobile version also provides support for video or audio calls, but the desktop utility can deal only with text messaging. At the same time, the client will not download previous conversations, but you can choose to save the chat history in the Preferences.
Send and receive text messages via the WeChat service without going back to your phone
Within the WeChat main window, you will be able to see the currently active conversations, send and receive text messages, use emoticons, share files, or capture and upload screenshots (note that you have 1GB storage space available).
WeChat also offers you the possibility to add new contacts to your collection, to invite more than one user to the same conversation, and to activate banner and audio notifications whenever you receive new messages.
For your convenience, WeChat comes with keyboard shortcuts for the most frequently used functions and helps you keep track of the documents that you want to share via the service.
Official desktop client for the WeChat online communication service
Bottom line, the WeChat app offers you the possibility to communicate with your friends by using the service with the same name, from the desktop, without having to go back and forth to your mobile device.
Nonetheless, WeChat is able to handle only the text messaging and document sharing component: for video and audio calls, you still need to use the mobile application.