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16 Nov 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Tencent Inc.


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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Tencent Inc.

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Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install WeChat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WeChat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WeChat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade wechat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade wechat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install wechat
    name: wechat
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'wechat' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller wechat
    Name     = "wechat"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'wechat':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 17 Nov 2022.



WeChat is more than a messaging and social media app - it is a lifestyle for over one billion users across the world. Chat and make calls with friends, read news and use local services in Official Accounts and Mini Programs, play fun games with friends, enjoy mobile payment features with WeChat Pay, and much more.

Why do over one billion people use WeChat? Well...
• MORE WAYS TO CHAT: Message friends using text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, and more. Create group chats with up to 500 members.
• VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS: High-quality voice and video calls to anywhere in the world. Make group video calls with up to 9 people.
• REAL-TIME LOCATION: Not good at explaining directions? Share your real-time location with the press of a button.
• MOMENTS: Share your favorite moments. Post photos, videos, and more to your Moments stream.
• TIME CAPSULE (NEW!): Share glimpses of your day. Record short videos to post in your Time Capsule before they disappear in 24 hours.
• STICKER GALLERY: Browse thousands of fun, animated stickers to help express yourself in chats, including stickers with your favorite cartoon and movie characters.
• CUSTOM STICKERS: Make chatting more unique with custom stickers and the new Selfie Stickers feature.
• OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS: Tons of accounts to follow with original content and news for your reading pleasure.
• MINI PROGRAMS: Countless third-party services all within the WeChat app that don’t require additional installation, saving you precious phone storage and time.
• TOP STORIES: See the latest articles your friends are reading and discover all kinds of interesting content.
• GAMES: Have fun and compete with friends in a huge selection of WeChat Mini Games and Tencent Games (*only available in certain regions).
• WECHAT PAY: Enjoy the convenience of world-leading mobile payment features with WeChat Pay and Wallet (*only available in certain regions).
• WECHAT OUT: Make calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe at super low rates (*only available in certain regions).
• LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 20 different languages and can translate friends’ messages and Moments posts.
• BETTER PRIVACY: Giving you the highest level of control over your privacy, WeChat is the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe.
• AND MUCH MORE: Exercise with friends on WeRun, scan QR codes, and much more.

# 2021-09-07 Fabio A. Correa <[email protected]>
# Chocolatey Automatic Uninstaller cannot silently uninstall WeChat because the installation does not create a QuietUninstallString value in the Windows Registry.
# Because of this, this file takes the UninstallString and appends a /S argument to make the uninstallation silent.
# This directory contains a file .skipAutoUninstall to tell Chocolatey to skip the automatic uninstaller

$registryKeys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "WeChat"

foreach ($key in $registryKeys) {
    $packageArgs = @{
        PackageName = 'wechat'
        FileType    = 'exe'
        SilentArgs  = '/S'
        File        = $key.UninstallString
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName  = 'wechat'
  fileType     = 'exe'
  url          = ''
  silentArgs   = '/S'
  softwareName = 'WeChat*'
  checksum     = '17A8EA5FD47AD027027E4749CE4E144C2C8B27B98BE580013D496505C73AC541F3C66D2E2ECFC435BE92094F95541B098D29AD8A63ED21ADB723DB19D0C5D244'
  checksumType = 'sha512'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WeChat 372 Thursday, November 10, 2022 Approved
WeChat 1196 Saturday, September 3, 2022 Approved
WeChat 22 Thursday, September 1, 2022 Approved
WeChat 1545 Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Approved
WeChat 1297 Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Approved
WeChat 426 Saturday, June 4, 2022 Approved
WeChat 831 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Approved
WeChat 3219 Monday, February 14, 2022 Approved
WeChat 17544 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Approved
WeChat 1119 Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Approved
WeChat 3.3.0 1166 Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Approved
WeChat 3.1.0 19095 Sunday, January 31, 2021 Approved
WeChat 3.0.0 2366 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Approved
WeChat 1502 Saturday, October 3, 2020 Approved
WeChat 2.9.5 18303 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Approved
WeChat 8117 Sunday, November 24, 2019 Approved
WeChat 2.6.8 1022 Monday, July 15, 2019 Approved

Tencent does not publish release notes for WeChat for Windows.

The WeChat Installer may differ from location to location. If you experience problems installing this package, please try installing a different version. WeChat will then upgrade itself through its built-in updater. For the complete version history, visit

If you experience problems upgrading WeChat through Chocolatey, please pin the installed package to suppress upgrades:

choco pin add -n wechat

WeChat will continue to upgrade itself through its built-in updater regardless of the pin. For more information, visit

The WeChat installer has a version number that is different from that of WeChat itself. The Chocolatey package tries to conform to the WeChat version.

This package has no dependencies.

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