Use Wechat with Windows VM on Ubuntu
Wechat does not have official Linux support, though there are some based on electron . You may still want to use the official windows one. One way is to install a Windows VM if you have enough hardware resource.
The step is as following
- install virtual box
- download pre-built windows vm from MicroSoft. https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/
- extract the zip, you got a .ova file, double click it and virtual box would have a import guide to guide you through it.
- take snapshot so you can roll back when the trial license expire(I would just remove and re import it after 90 days, just keep the ova file)
- enable audio by selecting PulseAudio for host driver and Intel HD Audio for guest. http://askubuntu.com/questions/341833/stuttering-virtualbox-sound-with-windows-7-guest-and-ubuntu-host
- add Chinese input method
- install Wechat
- scan QR code and login
Using Win7 is fine, but I don’t know if they still got ads for upgrading to Win10, so I will just use Win10.