WeChat gets walkie-talkie feature in the latest update

App developer Tencent, which created the WeChat app, has announced the latest version of the free chat app. Among all the upgrades, this version also brings a walkie-talkie live chat feature that allows a group to have instant voice conversations with just one touch.

Another feature included in the new version is the support for QR codes that generates a unique code for every group, which is to be used to join that group. This is something similar to BBM, where users get a QR code for their BlackBerry Pin, which other users can scan to add them. Other new features included are:

  • Group Chat.
  • QR code sharing.
  • Chat history backup and retrieve.

The WeChat app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.