We Chat is a messaging and calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries.
It's the all-in-one communications app for text (SMS/MMS), voice and video calls, Moments, photo sharing, and games.
It's the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe.• MEET NEW FRIENDS: Use “Friend Radar”, “People Nearby” and “Shake” to meet others.
Filtering remains enabled even if users later link their account with a non-mainland China number, which means that users with accounts registered to mainland China will remain under censorship regardless if they travel or unlink their Chinese phone number from the account.
Differentiating content access based on user registration seemingly creates a “one app, two systems” model of censorship. When you send a message it passes through a remote server that contains rules for implementing censorship.
If the message includes a keyword that has been targeted for blocking, the message will not be sent.
Documenting censorship on a system with a server-side implementation such as We Chat’s requires devising a sample of keywords to test, running those keywords through the app, and recording the results.
We Chat encompasses more than just text, voice, and video chat; it includes a rich set of features such as gaming, mobile payments, and ride hailing, which make it more of a lifestyle platform than a mere chat app.
It is estimated that Chinese users spend a third of their mobile online time on We Chat and typically return to the app ten times a day or more.
Citizen Lab offers these further details: We Chat performs censorship on the server-side, which means that messages sent over the app pass through a remote server that contains rules for implementing censorship.
If the message includes a keyword that has been targeted for blocking, the entire message will not be sent.
WHY USE WECHAT:• MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING: Send video, image, text, and voice messages.• GROUP CHAT & CALLS: Create group chats with up to 500 people and group video calls up to 9 people.
• FREE VOICE & VIDEO CALLS: High-quality free calls to anywhere in the world.• WECHAT OUT CALLS: Make calls to landlines and mobile around the globe at low rates (in certain regions only).• STICKER GALLERY: Hundreds of free, fun, animated stickers to express your feelings from some of your favorite cartoons and movies.• MOMENTS: Share your best moments on your personal photo stream.• BETTER PRIVACY: We Chat gives you the highest level of control over your privacy.
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