Viber Messenger

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  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Size: 30.69M
  • Compatibility: Varies with device
  • Author: Viber Media S.à r.l.
  • Content rating: Rated for 3+
  • Package name: com.viber.voip
  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Version: 6.7.1
  • Size: 119 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Viber Media SARL.
  • Content rating: Rated 4+
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • In-App Purchases:
  • Viber credit pack $9.99
  • Love Is All You Need $1.99
  • Minions Movie Sticker Pack $1.99
  • Despicable Me Sticker Pack $1.99
  • Long Distance Love $1.99
  • Mickey Mouse Sticker Pack $1.99
  • Young Love Sticker Pack $1.99
  • Love Sticker Pack $1.99
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If you have already estimated the value of instant messengers, you must have heard of Viber. This service has been started in 2010 and now is a serious menace to traditional texting and voice services. It’s cross-platform, so it doesn’t matter what phones your friends and colleagues use. It’s available even on PCs with Skype-like usage mode!

Functionality 4/5
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Usually, we can select between downloading Viber, WhatsApp, imo and other services. But Viber for iOS and Android is a kind of exception. The first reason is that you’re not limited to iPhone and can use Viber on iPad or iPod Touch. You don’t have to have a SIM card in your device. There’s even more: the official Viber app is iPad-friendly and very comfortable to use.

Still, you have to have a cellular phone near when activating Viber. The basic principle is the same: you use your phone number as a login and let the system search your phone book to add contacts to your Viber contact list easily. It doesn’t matter whether you already have Viber on your phone or not. Anyway, after installing the app you enter your number and wait for an activation code to be sent. Then you enter the 6-digit code into a special field on the activation screen. That’s all, the app is ready.

Design 3.5/5

The first thing about Viber to adore is texting. You can send an unlimited number of messages between Viber users, no matter what country they’re in. You can also talk to multiple users in chat rooms that support up to 100 contacts.

Unfortunately, the app doesn’t download your chatting history from Viber clouds. Neither does it connect to iCloud to save the history. But the new messages you send or receive will be added to the general history, so they will be available on the devices you have installed Viber onto before.

Usability 4/5

With Viber, you can also send different types of data: images and videos, links, locations, contacts. The data you receive will be opened in the right app (as you have set it). You’ll only have to tap the location to open it in your Map app, a new contact will be added to your phone book (and you’ll be able to edit it manually if you have to), and so on.

Well, even if your device has no cellular module, you can use it as a Viber phone. Most Apple gadgets have a mic and speech dynamic. And virtually all of them can work with wired or wireless headsets. So you can send and receive voice messages and (even more important) talk on the phone, speaking and listening at the same time.

Cross-platform use 4/5

Basically, Viber iOS version has the same functionality as other mobile Viber apps do. So if you switch to iOS from Viber Android or Windows Phone, you’ll see the same old Viber. The app is stable and receives updates frequently.

The duplex mode appeared in Viber for Android and iOS even before WhatsApp developers did the same. It works fast and mostly well. Sometimes there are delay and distortion that can ruin your conversation, but this doesn’t happen often. Reconnecting usually fixes it. Video streaming is only available on devices with a front camera. But any way you can watch the other side if it started a video connection.

There are additional features worth mentioning. There are public chats you can follow (like Twitter or Facebook accounts), so you can be the first to receive the news you’re interested in. Just subscribe to the channels you like and receive notification when your favorite artist, producer or team makes something new for you!

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Another popular Viber feature is stickers. They make the communication much more interesting and emotional than simple emoticons. The stickers are large and colorful. The service proposes different sets with pictures speaking louder than words. Some of them are free, others are commercial. Well, there’s always a free set available, and paid ones are sometimes proposed for free.

Finally, it has built-in social games. You can invite your friends, share your results, just spend your time between messaging without a necessity to quit Viber. Most of those games are lightweight and casual. You can download them directly from within Viber. The interface is available in many languages (34 and counting). It automatically selects your system language while installing.

The Bottom Line

All the talking, texting, playing and subscribing in Viber is offered for free. Viber replaces this mandatory fee with additional paid services marketed as Viber Out. The name is similar to SkypeOut and it means almost the same: you can send messages and make voice calls from Viber to regular cellular and landline phones.

 

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Conclusion

Viber is a great app and it definitely deserves the space it'll use on your phone.


Pros : Mostly free;
Huge, fun stickers;
Redefined Texting.

Cons : No cloud backup;
Infrequent updates.


Functionality 4

Design 3.5

Usability 4

Cross-platform use 4


Average : 3.9

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FAQ


  • How many participants can I add to the Viber group chat?

    You can add up to 199 people from your contacts or by typing a phone number.

  • Is it possible to remove calls from my history on Android device?

    Yes. Just go into your calls screen, long hold on the call log you need to remove and tap the trash can button on the top right of the screen.

  • Where is the sticker pack I just downloaded?

    To find it, enter a Viber chat and tap the sticker icon. After that you have to slide the menu on the bottom to view the sticker packs. The new one is marked with a blue dot.

  • Are all Viber calls free?

    All Viber-to-Viber calls and messages are free if you’re using the Internet connection.

  • How can I make free calls on Viber?

    Follow this small guide: -Launch Viber; -Open the contact list; -Select the contact you would like to call; -Click on the Phone Icon; -Select Free Viber Call.

  • Is Viber safe to send pictures?

    Viber can’t read your chats and can’t listen to your calls, so be sure that all your pictures will be safe.

  • How much data does Viber use?

    The bandwidth rate during a Viber call is approximately 240 KB per minute up and down, 14 MB per hour up and down. -You talk for 1 Minute – 240KB data is consumed -You talk for 1 hour on a call – 14MB data is consumed.

  • How do I activate Viber?

    -Activation: You can activate Viber with an access code sent to you either by SMS or a call. -Activate by SMS: Viber will send you an SMS with your access code. Type the access code into the Viber setup screen. -Activate by call: Be ready with a pen and paper to write the code down. You can only receive a code in a call once in 24 hours. To get an automated call, tap on Activate via call. Answer the call you receive, and write down your code. Type the code in the registration screen.

  • Can I use same Viber account on two devices?

    You can only have Viber on one primary device.




62 Comments


  • B
    Blessing
    Desktop
    6 months ago
    It can't wait to use the app
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    Tona
    Desktop
    6 months ago
    I want to use Viber only
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    JuLiaNna
    Desktop
    7 months ago
    i like this one
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    Mark
    7 months ago
    Really like this app. I use it for about 1 year. With this app I can make free calls to your friends. And I think that this app is better than Skype. Really like this app. I use it for about 1 year. With this app I can make free calls to your friends. And I think that this app is better than Skype.
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      Suleiman
      1 year ago
      @Mark I like free calls viber thank goodness
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      Suleiman farah
      1 year ago
      @Mark Thankfully
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      manjeetkaur
      1 year ago
      @Mark Manjeetkaur121313@gmail.com+85251653949
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    Lina
    8 months ago
    Before, I did not use this app, and now I regret that only now it has set. It is very simple and multifunctional, I have absolutely stopped using a mobile communication! Before, I did not use this app, and now I regret that only now it has set. It is very simple and multifunctional, I have absolutely stopped using a mobile communication!
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