WeChat app, WeChat messaging, social media

Hot on the heels of an update that fixes a security flaw in its messaging application, Tencent has just released a new update for its WeChat app that specifically targets the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

The update, version 6.2.7, adds 3D Touch to the popular chat application, taking advantage of new features that Apple has put into its new iOS 9 operating system update.

WeChat has grown to 600 million active users and has been on a quest to oust WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, both of which are owned by Facebook, as the top chat application in the world. Other major competitors include Skype and fellow Asian applications LINE and KakaoTalk, though this is only scratching the surface of the crowded messaging space.

One of the advanatages WeChat has over many competitors is its ability to work across most platforms. There’s an app for iOS, of course, but there’s also a version available for Android and another available for Windows Phone. There’s even a web application that helps round out the list of compatible devices.

WeChat’s latest update can be downloaded here.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.