1. kelifu's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,

    I just registered so nice "meeting" you all. I've been using Windows phones since about 2012 and currently have a 950 XL and a 640 XL. Hidden away in a box somewhere is a Moly X1. They all run Windows 10 Mobile Version 1709 on the latest insiders fast builds.

    So I'm visiting China in a couple weeks for vacation and everyone is telling me to get Wechat up and running before I go.

    Well, it seems the newly revamped "Microsoft Store" only has Wechat for desktops/laptops but no longer for mobile. There is a web version, but that won't work since you need to create an account from an the actual mobile version first.

    Any thoughts? Does anyone know if the XAP or APPX for wechat for windows 10 mobile exists anywhere and if so, would it even be possible to install?

    Thanks so much.

    --Cliff
    11-27-2017 08:12 AM
  2. nasznjoka's Avatar
    get yourself an iphone ar android and be human again
    11-27-2017 10:41 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    get yourself an iphone ar android and be human again
    I second this, except the human part!
    11-27-2017 11:24 AM
  4. kelifu's Avatar
    Thanks! Sounds like that's what will happen!
    11-27-2017 06:20 PM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Many apps are no longer available on W10M, sadly. WeChat is one of them. I also learnt that The Guardian (UK newspaper) dropped their support for Windows entirely for their app as well as the popular (and very good) ebook reader, Freda, now moving to Android. These are the times we live in.
    11-28-2017 03:53 AM
  6. TechFreak1's Avatar
    If you had WeChat installed previously then you can download it from your download history. Otherwise... you'd be better off doing as others suggest.
    11-28-2017 08:04 PM
  7. Timbre70's Avatar
    No use too as it refused to function even it's available in Store.😊
    11-28-2017 10:04 PM
  8. kelifu's Avatar
    If you had WeChat installed previously then you can download it from your download history. Otherwise... you'd be better off doing as others suggest.
    At one point I did, but now doesn't even show as a possibility to download in "my apps" in the Microsoft Store. Even visiting their site directs me to a page that says "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.". Looks like it's a goner. With that said, I really do love my 950 and 640 XL so will try to make due on my trip to China without wechat....
    fin11 and TechFreak1 like this.
    11-29-2017 12:12 PM
  9. TechFreak1's Avatar
    At one point I did, but now doesn't even show as a possibility to download in "my apps" in the Microsoft Store. Even visiting their site directs me to a page that says "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.". Looks like it's a goner. With that said, I really do love my 950 and 640 XL so will try to make due on my trip to China without wechat....
    In that case, I would say just pick up a cheap android phone to use as personally you don't want to compromise your hard earned holiday all for the sake of platform familiarity / loyalty.

    I took my L920 and L930 with me on holiday and everything performed admirably except the moments when the camera on my L930 just randomly crashed when I was taking a panaroma photo.

    Also the maps app was absolutely diabolical, I ended up walking for a few hours on a 30 minute route in a botanical garden, because it kept jumping (re-calculating) constantly and then the battery gave way. I had offline maps and still it wasn't able to give me a simple a to b route. So in the end, I used landmarks to navigate, use transport and see the sights.

    I didn't mind the walk as I was able to see alot more places but for reliability I would not even give the maps app a 0, even a minus rating would be far too generous.

    I also had notifications issues, I missed a few (at that time) important events. So if I were you I would take a cheap Android phone with a decent camera as a backup.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 11-30-2017 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Spelling
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    11-30-2017 06:34 AM
  10. Greg Bruce2's Avatar
    So ...
    Assuming I am unwilling to carry a second phone just for wechat, and cannot upgrade my 950XL yet, ... can we pop back to the OP original thought - does anyone have a working XAP for wechat (and an approach to use for installation) ?
    01-01-2018 08:41 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't, but I would also be careful because while you may be able to find and install an XAP, it may be broken by backend changes WeChat has made and that probability only grows over time.
    01-08-2018 07:35 AM
  12. Greg Bruce2's Avatar
    Thanks, I see your point - but it still works fine on my broken (Wifi Only, busted scren, unfocusable camera) 950XL - I just want the same on my newer 950xl
    fin11 and tran69 like this.
    01-16-2018 11:45 PM
  13. Greg Bruce2's Avatar
    Ah I Have it (notwithstanding xandros9's point)
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=iE1nqc2B
    01-24-2018 10:46 PM
  14. anon(10324754)'s Avatar
    I've had to go Android because of this very reason. This is the only app I really need that I cant get on my 950. Shame.
    01-26-2018 05:49 AM
  15. tran69's Avatar
    While rooting my Lumia to extract the install, I've noticed WeChat is now back on the Microsoft store. Has really made my day, and now don't need to risk bricking my Lumia.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=BsXXCulV
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    03-26-2018 10:39 AM
  16. ghce's Avatar
    While rooting my Lumia to extract the install, I've noticed WeChat is now back on the Microsoft store. Has really made my day, and now don't need to risk bricking my Lumia.
    https://afflnk.microsoft.com/c/15922...2F9wzdncrcwvlv
    Reviving an old thread here

    Just purchased a second 950XL Dual Sim to act as a backup for my existing (and working well) 950XL dual sim.

    Did a backup install of the current 950XL and all went very well BUT no WeChat just says there is an error and is greyed out on the tile for it, nowhere to be found and no longer in the store as indicated above.

    WeChat still works fine on my old 950XL, use it every day and would be lost with out it.

    Can any one suggest how to get it up and running on the new backup phone, is the download for it available any where? (obviously not the app store!).
    08-23-2018 11:51 PM
  17. Timbre70's Avatar
    It's funeralized already for windows phone.
    08-24-2018 03:44 AM
  18. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    If it's no longer in the Store you can't get it, unfortunately.
    08-24-2018 08:59 AM
  19. seventeenapg's Avatar
    Thanks! Sounds like that's what will happen!
    Those answers by others are not helping you. I might have an answer to get it on the 950 etc, let me check and ill get back to you.

    Sent from mTalk
    08-24-2018 01:43 PM
  20. seventeenapg's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,

    I just registered so nice "meeting" you all. I've been using Windows phones since about 2012 and currently have a 950 XL and a 640 XL. Hidden away in a box somewhere is a Moly X1. They all run Windows 10 Mobile Version 1709 on the latest insiders fast builds.

    So I'm visiting China in a couple weeks for vacation and everyone is telling me to get Wechat up and running before I go.

    Well, it seems the newly revamped "Microsoft Store" only has Wechat for desktops/laptops but no longer for mobile. There is a web version, but that won't work since you need to create an account from an the actual mobile version first.

    Any thoughts? Does anyone know if the XAP or APPX for wechat for windows 10 mobile exists anywhere and if so, would it even be possible to install?

    Thanks so much.

    --Cliff

    Try this and let me know if it works. It did for me a few months back when I had to reset my 950. The tile is in Chinese but other than that it works fine. Here is the link...
    https://afflnk.microsoft.com/c/15922...53Aoverviewtab

    Sent from mTalk
    08-24-2018 01:51 PM
  21. ghce's Avatar
    Try this and let me know if it works. It did for me a few months back when I had to reset my 950. The tile is in Chinese but other than that it works fine. Here is the link...
    https://afflnk.microsoft.com/c/15922...53Aoverviewtab

    Sent from mTalk
    No, it wont let me download it, just says I dont have an applicable device and the install button is greyed out even though it says I own this app.
    08-25-2018 06:36 AM
  22. seventeenapg's Avatar
    No, it wont let me download it, just says I dont have an applicable device and the install button is greyed out even though it says I own this app.
    I am.in UK. If you are not then set your region to Uk and ensure language is English and try again.

    Sent from mTalk
    08-26-2018 01:23 PM
  23. ghce's Avatar
    I am.in UK. If you are not then set your region to Uk and ensure language is English and try again.

    Sent from mTalk
    Had been thinking that myself, just wasnt sure which region zones to try first.
    08-26-2018 05:07 PM
  24. ghce's Avatar
    Have tried US UK NZ and China as a region sadly no joy at all still the same message, interestingly no Cortana on this phone regardless of region unlike my other 950XL
    08-26-2018 05:22 PM
  25. ghce's Avatar
    As an interesting aside to all this, now that I have 2 identical phones to choose from when it comes to backup and reload MS does not give you individual detail on each phone so that you know which backup to choose when using the back up to reload your phone. First time I did the reload to the new phone it was perfect, next 2 times I did a full wipe and reload it chose the wrong file each time which resulted in only half of the installed apps being reloaded, very frustrating to say the least.

    When you look on line either in desk top or mobile you can see each phones unique IMEI code but when it comes to restore backups you cant.
    08-27-2018 07:34 PM

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