Tencent has released an updated version of WeChat Android app in Google Play, which brings a host of improvements including a redesigned user-interface.
According to a press release issued by the company, the new interface includes three main tabs – Chats, Discover, and Contacts, which take users to the most important parts of the application.
- Chats tab takes you to your latest conversations with friends
- Discover tab will show you Moments, Scan QR Code, Shake, People Nearby, Drift Bottle, Games and Sticker Shop features
- Contacts brings you directly to your contact list
Other features like Search and menu have been placed on the top for quick access.
Here is a list of other changes in WeChat v5.2
- Real-time location sharing with walkie talkie
- Universal search including chat history search
- Group Chat Mention Notifications
- Share sticker sets with friends
- LinkedIn Account in WeChat: Link and show your LinkedIn account
- Better image browsing in chats
- Enhanced Video and Audio
- Customize Your Contact List
- Find Any Photo in a Group Chat with Newly Added Photo Album
- Easily Add Friends at Once with Friend Radar
WeChat passes 100 million downloads on Google Play
In related news, Tencent has announced that WeChat has passed the 100 million downloads mark on Google Play internationally.