Using your Desktop PC with WeChat

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To conclude this setup process, I want you to use WeChat from the computer. It has many advantages, such as sending files quickly and controlling the chats. We will go over the installation and the main feature you should use:

The Installation of WeCat Desktop app

Go to the website:

You will see a giant QR Code. The next step is to scan it.

1. You will see the message under the QR code:” Scan the code to log in to WeChat/Weixin.” How do I scan it? Open the WeChat on your mobile and go to Discover/Contacts or Chats tab. Then press the + sign on the top right side of the screen. Go to the “scan” option and point your mobile at the screen. This will trigger a scanning action.

2. Now, there will be a WeChat popping up. Well, it is done! You are connected. Let’s go over the options here.

Chats features

First, go to the chat icon. You can search for any contact you have in the search bar and start chatting by pressing the contact name. The options here are similar to your mobile :

You will also find them in the same text bar. This is where you can take a snapshot of your computer handy.

A special icon you will find here is live streaming, available only in group chat. This is a very new feature that lets you broadcast live video to your group.

Next is the person icon. This is where you can manage your contacts. Pressing “manage contact” will lead you to a page to set your privacy settings and view your tags and recent group chats.

File Management

Clicking on the file icon will take you to a window with all the files you sent through WeChat. You can easily find a document by using the filter “type.” Then, it would be best to choose the type you are looking for. It is a document, spreadsheets, presentations, compressed files, audio, executable files, etc.

The best advantage of working with pc is that you can drag files easily to the text box and send it to your friend.

The highlight on the Web version is the next option! Look for the green icon in the chat name list with “file transfer.” You can drag here all the documents that need a follow-up or quickly send a copy to another WeChat user. That makes life much easier. If you wish to send your WeChat friends a document and the email is not working well in China, here is the solution. You can transfer files up to 100MB. Pressing on the file icon within the text bar will open your desktop file documents to choose your file from.


This is where you view all the articles, videos, and photos you double-click on and mark as favorites. You can find here your saved links, images, notes, saved files, and music. Bear in mind that if the file is too old and not backed up, you cannot view it.

Watch content

Pressing on the flower icon will open the top stories window. Those are the articles that WeChat recommends you to read.

If you wish to view the official accounts you are following or add new official accounts, look for the subscription icon. You can scroll down in the contacts to the letter S. Official accounts are brands and verify accounts with their articles and mini-programs within WeChat.

The s sign is the Mini-program icon, leading you to view all your light- apps, download through WeChat, and search for new ones. It can be games, office apps, education, online payment, etc. Use the filter and find your favorite app.

Backup your chat history

The next option is feedback, backup, and restore. This will enable you to back up all the WeChat information to your mobile or PC. We strongly recommend you take this action if you have the necessary data you are afraid to lose. Congratulations: you know all the critical stuff; what about password recovery? It is possible and convenient through your computer.

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