Connecting over a billion people around the world, WeChat is a free messaging and calling app available on iOS, Android, Windows, and MacOS.
Currently there is no official Linux version. This article will introduce how to use WeChat.
You can install Windows system in virtual machines such as VMware or VirtualBox to use WeChat.
The compatibility layer Wine can be used to run WeChat within Linux.
In addition, it is also provided by deepin-wine-wechatAUR (without patch), which is a Wine container configured for Arch. The WeChat version is the latest official version.
From archlinuxcn repository
If the WeChat shadow window is displayed on top of other windows during use, you can try to use wine-for-wechat in the archlinuxcn repository. This version of Wine uses a patch for WeChat shadow windows.
You can also install wine-wechat from the archlinuxcn repository.
Install the com.qq.weixin.deepinAUR package, or com.qq.weixin.sparkAUR from Spark Store. There are other deepin wine related packages such as com.qq.weixin.work.deepinAUR for Weixin Work. See Deepin-wine for detail.
Run in a container
docker-wechat run WeChat wine application in a Docker container.
The font is very small on high dpi screen. To set wine dpi configuration:
- Open winecfg. Take deepin-wine-wechatAUR as an example, change
$ WINEPREFIX=~/.deepinwine/Deepin-WeChat/ deepin-wine6-stable winecfg
- Click on the Graphics tab, change Screen resolution to your actual dpi.
- Start Wechat, enable Adapt to system scale (设置-->通用设置-->适配系统缩放比例).
Electron version for UOS
wechat-uosAUR provide official electron for UOS.