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.