WhatsApp Vs. WeChat screen by screen comparison

What’s WeChat got over WhatsApp? Check the following spreads for the low down.

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Fairly standard starting screens for both. The WhatsApp program provides two main features, “Calls”, and “Chat”. WeChat does do voice calling but doesn’t have a dedicated screen and instead devotes two screens to social networking and other functions.

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Contacts screen – much the same. Though WeChat does tend to classify contacts between official accounts (businesses) and personal accounts.

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Discover – now this is where things get interesting, at least for WeChat. WeChat has “Moments”, its integrated social network, but also features like location-based discovery (“Shake”, “People Nearby”, “Drift Bottle”), games, and QR code scanning.

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Settings – fairly standard between the two. Both apps allow you to back up chat history, but WeChat goes that extra mile and allows backing up to the cloud.

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Me screen – another screen unique to WeChat. This is where you can have a look at all your posts through “My Posts”, explore your favorites, meander down to the sticker shop and that all important other feature that’s missing from a lot of Western chat programs, payment services.

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Wallet screen – WeChat Wallet is like Paypal on steroids. With WeChat Payment, you’re able to pay different kinds of bills, buy things over on e-commerce site JD.com, book taxis, pay for groceries in-store, remit money to friends, invest your money, book rail/plane tickets and split bills with friends. You name it, it can be done with WeChat Payment.

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