“We are delighted to bring WeChat to Nokia Asha Touch smartphones to further extend the reach of this leading mobile social app. Nokia Asha Touch smartphone users can now enjoy a new way to connect with WeChat for free. Providing the best user experience is always our mission. While we aim to provide state of the art functions to our users, service quality is even a higher priority. We are excited about the launch and Nokia Asha Touch smartphone users will be pleased by the performance and experience brought by WeChat” said Dennis Hau, Head of Product Center, International Business Group, Tencent.
“Social networking and messaging apps have gained great popularity amongst Nokia Asha consumers who
like to be socially active while on the go,” said Jarmo Jokinen, Head of Mobile
Phone Services, Messaging, Nokia. “We’re excited about Tencent’s
support to launch WeChat for Nokia Asha smartphones. WeChat enriches the Nokia
Asha user experience and we look forward to working closely with Tencent to
bring even more innovative WeChat features to our customers in the Asha smartphones
and in a large number of new and in-market Series 40 devices”
WeChat for Nokia Asha Touch Smartphones comes with its signature “Hold-to-Talk” feature which allows users to send voice messages over a mobile or data network. Users can also chat with a maximum of 40 friends online through WeChat’s group chat feature.
Designed to easily chat with friends or to connect with people from all around the world, WeChat enables users to add friends through various methods including connecting via phone books and WeChat ID.
As a precautionary measure to safeguard the privacy of WeChat users, only friends who are granted permission to connect will be able to communicate to the users. Against the backdrop of security and privacy concerns on social media, these measures leave users with a peace of mind, and ensure that users are sharing and interacting only with fellow users who are trusted contacts
The application is available for download in Nokia Store and official WeChat website.