WeChat got many critics from their users on BlackBerry Appworld recently. Especially many users has declared that they have missed old versions and new version is quite poor. WeChat doesn’t pay too much attention to BlackBerry since BlackBerry OS is not popular in smartphone marketing in last years. Developers are generally focused on iOS and Android. There’s very limited language and technical support for BB at the moment.
The last update of WeChat was in 30th May 2014. Now, there are many complaints by users on BlackBerry App World since the app doesn’t work properly. Since there are many alternative chat apps on App World, users are stopping to use this app and some of them still waiting for update. You can download the application from App World freely.
WeChat offering limited features for BlackBerry OS when we compare it with other mobile OS version of the app.
- Group chat.
- Text chat.
- Voice messaging.
- Chat people nearby.
- Share pictures to friends.
- Add your friends from phone contacts.
- Shake your phone and talk to strangers.
- You can use this app in 8100, 8110, 8120, 8130, 8130m, 8220, 8230, 8230f, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8330m, 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8700c, 8700f, 8700g, 8700r, 8700v, 8703e, 8705g, 8707g, 8707h, 8707v, 8800, 8820, 8830, 8830m, 8900, 8910, 8980, 9000, 9100, 9105, 9220, 9300, 9310, 9315, 9320, 9330, 9350, 9360, 9370, 9380, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9620, 9630, 9650, 9670, 9700, 9720, 9780, 9788, 9790, 9800, 9810, 9850, 9860, 9900, 9930, 9981, BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Leap, BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry Z30, Porsche Design P9982, Porsche Design P9983.
WeChat doesn’t support many features on BlackBerry OS but these features are available at others.
- Limited language support. Supports English, Indonesian and Chinese only.
- Hasn’t updated more than a year.
- Shake and meet feature doesn’t work properly.
- Installation problem is very common in last days.
- Problems while sending messages.
- Language problem appears for some countries.
- There is no video call at all.
- Log in problem.
- Nearby people doesn’t work properly.
It seems WeChat needs to update their app on BB OS now. Otherwise they will keep losing their users.