Tencent has announced that WeChat, the popular mobile social communication application, is now available on the Nokia Asha Touch family of smartphones.
The WeChat app for Asha Touch smartphones comes with its signature “Hold-to-Talk” feature that allows users to send voice messages over a mobile or data network. Users can also chat with a maximum of 40 friends online through WeChat’s group chat feature.
Available on Nokia Asha Touch smartphones now
“We are delighted to bring WeChat to Nokia Asha Touch smartphones to further extend the reach of this leading mobile social app. Nokia Asha Touch smartphone users can now enjoy a new way to connect with WeChat for free. Providing the best user experience is always our mission. While we aim to provide state of the art functions to our users, service quality is even a higher priority. We are excited about the launch and Nokia Asha Touch smartphone users will be pleased by the performance and experience brought by WeChat” said Dennis Hau, Head of Product Center, International Business Group, Tencent.
The WeChat app also allows users to add friends through various methods, including connecting via phonebook and WeChat ID.
As a precautionary measure to safeguard the privacy of WeChat users, only friends who are granted permission to connect will be able to communicate with the user. This, they say, is to ensure that users are sharing and interacting only with fellow users who are trusted contacts.
The application is available for download in Nokia Store and official WeChat website.