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WeChat is a free application that Tencent launched on January 21, 2011 to provide instant messaging services for intelligent terminals.

Currently there is no official Linux version of WeChat. This article will introduce how to install WeChat.

Note: At present, all the Mini Program function of Wine-based WeChat are not available, and pictures larger than a certain size cannot be sent. For details, please refer to here.

Virtual machine

You can install Windows system in virtual machines such as VMware or VirtualBox to use WeChat.


You can use Wine to simulate Windows environment to run WeChat.

If the WeChat shadow window is displayed on top of other windows during use, you can try to use wine-for-wechat in the ArchLinux CN repository. This version of wine uses a patch for WeChat shadow windows.

In addition, it is also provided by deepin-wine-wechatAUR (without patch), which is a Wine container configured for Arch by an Arch Linux user. The WeChat version is the latest official version. You can also install wine-wechat from the Arch Linux CN repository.

Deepin-wine WeChat

You can install the deepin.com.wechat2AUR[broken link: package not found] package, which is a Wine-based application officially configured by Deepin, but the version is older (2.6.8).

Use containerized applications

For example, Docker, you can refer to this GitHub project, but its essence is a Wine application put in a container.

Weixin Work

You can install Deepin-wine version: deepin.com.weixin.workAUR[broken link: package not found].