2 Latest and Coolest Updates from Viber

by Monique on August 28, 2013

Viber

If you want to call free to anywhere in the world, you use VoIP. In the VoIP app arena, you can safely say that Viber is one of the most popular apps. While it doesn’t have business VoIP features that can directly compete with leading VoIP providers like RingCentral, it’s still one of the best tools that you can use for personal communication.

Features that make Viber popular with mobile users are free calls and texts over 3G and Wi Fi; photo, video, and location sharing; push notifications to better ensure that you don’t miss any of those important calls; OS integration, so you can share videos and files directly from your gallery; and groups of up to 40 participants. Viber also syncs with your device’s mobile list, automatically detecting if your friends and family have Viber installed.

Recently, Viber made news when it updated and added more features, allowing it to go head-to-head with top VoIP competitor Skype. 

Let’s examine its latest offerings:

Viber for Mac and Windows

Viber has been known mostly as a mobile application, releasing apps for BlackBerry, iOS, Android, Windows, Bada, and Symbian. However, it seems as if the VoIP service provider is getting more serious in competing against its rivals. 

Recently, the company announced the release of Viber Desktop for Mac and PC, desktop tools that could integrate with your mobile apps.

This means that you can now seamlessly switch from your mobile to PC or Mac and vice versa when using Viber. Set up is simple and convenient, as users only need their user ID and phone number to sign in.

Transferring calls, deleting conversations, and syncing messages can also be easily done with a single tap or click.

Read CEO Talmon Marco’s statement on the new release:

 “People spend a substantial amount of time on their smartphones.“However, a lot of that usage takes place at home or in the office, where they have laptops or desktops close by.

With Viber Desktop you always get to use the most convenient device. You can seamlessly switch devices while messaging and even transfer calls between your mobile and desktop.”

Doodle feature for Android

Three months after adding video-calling capabilities for Mac and Windows, Viber once again made headlines when it announced its new version 3.1 for Android.

Viber users can now get even more personal in sending messages to friends, as the app lets them add graffiti to their photos and create their own drawings from scratch.

Viber CEO Talmon Marco says that the new doodle feature will not only be fun for users, but will also make Viber a more useful communication tool.

Aside from these, Viber also announced minor updates for its Android app. Users can now see when their message has been viewed by the recipient. There’s also the complete redesign of the app’s Holo interface, added support for new languages, and new emoticons to choose from.

Check out Google Play to know more about the latest Viber updates.

Are you using Viber ?

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Article by Monique Jones

Monique Jones juggles being a wife to an engineer and a mother to a witty toddler. In her spare time, she involves herself in getting the word out about RingCentral office phone system. Find Monique on Google+.

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{ 12 comments }

Kavleen Kaur August 28, 2013 at 5:10 am

viber is a good mobile application .

Neulabs August 28, 2013 at 5:38 am

Hi Jones, very helpful information on the latest updates from viber.

Riza August 28, 2013 at 6:22 am

I have been a loyal fan and user of Skype even after a few friends recommended Viber and after being pressured to have an account- I still love Skype. But these changes are making me think twice about my stance.

The doodle feature is what’s making me interested about this. I love to doodle and personalized message is such a hit for me. Thanks for this information. I am definitely going to know more about it.

This update has been shared on the IM social networking site, Kingged.com. ;)
http://www.kingged.com/2-latest-and-coolest-updates-from-viber/

Prakash August 28, 2013 at 6:22 am

Viber has proven to us all that it comes down to a good product, at the end of the day. Not the bells and whistles and not even tons of features, just good old-fashioned product.

businesslogo August 28, 2013 at 8:06 am

These updates are very effective and will make Viber more interesting and easy but i heard that Viber is not safe and when you use it on your cellphone then you personal data is not safe. If you have any idea or information about it please share it with me.

mythoughtstarter August 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

viber has really proved it self to the world by having great features

Kostas August 29, 2013 at 4:56 am

I’m planning to check Viber out and see how it fares against Skype. It would be nice to have an alternative.

usman August 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

these update is very effective you have more option in viber after these update

dubai's online marketplace August 31, 2013 at 7:29 pm

There are many such apps available but I don’t think they have desktop features like viber have.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Jasmine September 1, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Viber is definitely a great tool to make free calls and send messages. Their latest updates are certainly very interesting… especially the Doodle feature. It certainly adds a hell lot of fun to an otherwise boring message, right? :)

Animesh Poddar September 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I am a Viber user.and have been doing it for long.
I really like the way it works out.The features it have, give access to my social gatherings.
And now this updates,it would make my Viber run in smooth way.
Thank you,for your information.

iPhone App Developer October 1, 2013 at 3:26 am

Yes VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is a great way to talk with your near and dear ones. Viber is a great app which is a cross platform app. Nice post. I appreciate it. Thank You :)

Regards

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