Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Free texting, voice messages, and video calls in your pocket. 300 million people love WeChat because it's fast, reliable, private, and always on. 
  • Talk faster on the go with voice messages
  • Crystal clear voice and video calls
  • Instant messaging with group chats and animated smileys
  • Chat with your friends or with people nearby
  • Sending photos and videos has never been simpler
  • Real walkie talkie mode with up to 40 friends
  • Always on, no logouts, never miss a message
  • Get message alerts instantly with push notifications
  • Share, like, and comment on photos with your friends
  • Import contacts and add friends instantly
  • Available on iPhone and all other smartphones, all for free
  • Download loads of new animated stickers from the Sticker Shop
WeChat works over your phone's existing data plan or any WiFi connection.


Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editor Note: the ratings for this app have been amended to reflect comments made about button labeling in the app.

Original Comments: app is easy to use all the text are readble by voiceover.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

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2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by AJ Roxas 3 weeks 3 days ago



Submitted by Serena on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

All buttons are clearly labeled? i think not. there are several buttons throughout this app, that aren't labeled at all. as a side note, i just noticed something. the part where it says they are labelled, is miss spelled. its labelled, not labeled. lol. only just noticed it.

Dallas, lots of us may share a common language, but that doesn't mean that we all spell things the same. In the case of labelled and labelling, it seems that an 'l' went missing when English made its way across the Atlantic, as these are spelt with a single 'l' in America (smile)

lol, damn english and it's differences. thanks for clarifying that one. ahaha

hi, just bring up the app store, and do a search for wechat. the first result it comes up with should be the one.

Submitted by Guest on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Well, the app elements are not all clearly labeled. One more thing, be careful of censorship from PRC.

Submitted by Redhead on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This app is mostly accessible Apart from some strangely label tabs at the bottom. Chatting with this app is very straightforward, but I haven't gotten the chance to try calling. If I do, I will update this.

I believe that this app meets my needs for social networking and meeting new people. There is always someone to talk to, and you can even look for people in your area. I also like the shake future. This allows you to shake your phone and you will be matched with someone who is shaking their phone the same time you are. Like I said in the accessibility comments, I have not gotten the chance to try calls yet. Therefore, I cannot give feedback on the calling features at this moment. To use this app, you will have to register, but it is free and easy.

Submitted by René Jaun on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Well, I did try a dozen times. But I always end up at a screen telling me to: drag to complete the jigsaw. I guess I will be giving up for now. Has anyone got around that using voice over somehow?

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Registration is now impossible. I'm going to send a tweet to the developers.

Submitted by Wenwei on Monday, January 3, 2022

In reply to by Oliver Kennett

What? WeChat is on AppleVis? That's insane!

I can access everything that I need to using WeChat on iPad. This includes making video calls, scanning QR codes, chatting/sending/receiving files, and viewing/posting to moments feed. Registration still impossible without sighted assistance.

The Mac app is, for the most part, accessible. You receive no speech output or braille feedback when typing in the chat text box. It's easy to deal with, though, because you can review your messages afterward if needed. I had to learn how to trust my typing, as if I had turned off all typing echo, so thanks for that, WeChat? It's a good skill to have.

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