WeChat, one of the popular instant messaging service developed by Tencent in China has now added a new feature to its messaging app called ‘WeChat Out’. The new feature introduced by the largest standalone messaging app now allows you make calls to mobiles and landlines. As we all know, WeChat is a huge messaging app with more than 600 million users and it is almost neck-to-neck with other messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
This popular messaging app seems to expand its services in India, the US and Hong Kong with the launch of a new landline calling feature called WeChat Out. The developer of WeChat, Tencent has been augmenting the capabilities of its popular messaging app with WeChat Out that will allow users to call their friends and beloved ones across the world via their mobile or landline. The new feature termed as ‘WeChat Out’ is quite similar to Skype and Viber Wherein you have the ability to call any number.
WeChat Rolls Out New “WeChat Out” Feature to its Messaging App
WeChat has been rolling out similar feature to allure its users as a gift of New Year. The standalone messaging app now provides its users the ability to dial out to any international landline or mobile number. According to the Chinese giant, the new feature provide about 100 minutes of international calling despite the person who you’re trying to reach. As of now, the new call option is limited only to three countries that include India, Hong Kong, and the US.
The WeChat app maker, Tencent is promising “more countries and regions in the near future”. WeChat’s parent company TenCent is also offering a free $0.99 credit which will be gifted to any who begins using the service. TenCent also claims that it will get you up to 100 minutes of talk time to most countries. On important point to be noted is that the user has only a week to use that credit before it expires, so try to make use of this amazing offer while it lasts.
How to Use WeChat Out Feature?
As it is a new feature added to the standalone messaging app, WeChat, you might not be aware of how to use this feature for making calls to people who are in abroad. All you need to do to begin using WeChat out is to follow the steps given below:
- Just tap the ‘+’ icon in the top right of the WeChat app.
- You can view WeChat Out option. Hit it and then choose from your list of contacts or type direct into the dialer.
- If you don’t see the option WeChat Out yet, make sure you have the most current version of the WeChat app o your mobile for your region.
WeChat is launched in the year 2011 and since its launch, it has reportedly turned to an active user base of 600 million, which is almost double of Skype’s user base and over approximately six times Viber’s active user base. Despite WhatsApp is still to let its users call people who haven’t installed the app, WeChat trails the Facebook-owned WhatsApp.