Desktop version of WeChat comes to Windows PC nearly one year after Mac
Just like the Mac version, WeChat for Windows is fairly barebones. You won’t find the treasure trove of features and functions available on the mobile version, just basic messaging and file transfers.
Prior to both desktop clients, WeChat was available on desktop via a web app.
Once the program is installed, the user just needs to scan a QR code with the mobile version’s camera and hit confirm. Unfortunately, that means the desktop version isn’t a helpful alternative if you’ve lost your phone.
The app is still all in Chinese for now, but it’s easy to figure out thanks to its simplicity. Once its up and running, users will get messages on both PC and phone, but alerts will be diverted to the PC only.
Unfortunately, any stickers you’ve accumulated don’t get synced to the PC version, but you can view stickers sent to you from others.