App review by Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Flexible network allows chat with strangers, shares locale.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

One of the best instant messaging platform in the world. And it is involving also very fast.

We use it for te3xt, voice, or video and social media. This is an all in one social media powerful tool.

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age 10+

Wechat First Timer

Download the app and it was a pain in the butt to sign up for it. When I was filling it out, I thought it was pretty easy, but you need a code to complete your sign in. Now wechat sends you a code through your phone like a text message. Did not receive anything so I click the option to resend me the code. Got nothing, so I tried 3 more times and I still got nothing. There is another option where a bot calls you the code. So, I tried that and it actually worked! Wrote down the number and typed it in. Turns out the code was incorrect. So tried again and got a new code and tried it and it also did not work.... THIS is very frustrating! I tried the app again the next day, Didn't receive a code again so I did the call option. Got a number and it finally worked! The numbers that were incorrect were 6 digit numbers and the number that worked was a 4 digit number. I do not know why the numbers were working. but I am glad I finally got this silly app to work.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
  • Pricing structure: Free (The app's free to download, but extra games and stickers are available for in-app purchase.)
  • Release date: December 29, 2015
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Tencent
  • Version: 6.3.9
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android varies with device
  • Last updated: June 20, 2020

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