Your new Wechat account will be connected with this number Without a valid mobile number, there is no way to open an account, because you need to verify your account by a code that will be sended to your mobile phone number!
It will work with all international numbers, not only chinese phone numbers.
And no need to worry, your phone number will not be visible for anyone of your wechat contacts later.
After you setup your account and open the software, there will be 4 main menu buttons on the bottom: "Wechat", "Contacts", "Discover" and "Me".
When you meet someone and want to get in touch, than you can add her/him by many different ways.
You can: If you add a new contact, you have to type a request message, and you will be able to connect your partner, as soon as he/she accept your request.
Wechat is a very usefull mobile phone Chat App and also the most popular one all over Asia, and especially in China it will be hard to find someone who do NOT use it!
Unfortunally they use the name "Weixin" in China and "Wechat" for the international market, so it is a little bit confusing sometimes, if your girl ask you, if you use weixin, but you only have wechat (but it`s exactly the same! Wechat is available in nearly all languages and for nearly all devices!
There is nearly no funktion you are used to know from other available mobile phone Chat Apps, which is not also available in Wechat!But there is no need to worry about "complexity", Wechat is very easy and intuitive to use!The first step is to download and install the software on your mobile phone or tablet device.The software is available for nearly all devices, find some of the most popular shop links directly below, if your device is not listet, just click on the QR code left or you can also easy scan the code to come to the download homepage of wechat.After installation of the software, you need to open a Wechat Account.For that you need to find a free "Wechat Name", they call it "Wechat ID" and enter a valid mobile phone number.