Viber For Android Reviewed: More Than Just Another Messenger
Now, we’re going to do a in-depth review of Viber, an app that has already connected over 607 million people over the world. This messenger allows to cross the borders and cut distances short by making free calls and sending free messages (within the community, of course). The only requirement is an Internet connection, be it Wi-Fi or 3G.
It should be noted that sometimes this may be not very handy, but there’s no separate and “universal” user’s account for Viber. The app is tied to your actual and valid phone number, so that you’ll have to register another account for every new device with a different number.
After installation the app automatically synchronizes with users’ contact lists to determine friends with Viber and copy. Not everything is copied, only the name and number. Moreover, it doesn’t matter what platform their smartphones are running.
Besides, one may share short video and audio files, including those recorded directly in the app in the form of a “live” message, photos and locations, emoticons and stickers.
You may easily choose and change the background for your chatting room.
Viber displays the time of sending and delivering a message.
Group chats may include up to 200 participants max. To avoid turning your communication into a sprawling mess, you’ll see when someone is typing a message.
Push notifications make our life much easier. Firstly, they don’t let us miss anything. Secondly, they allow to respond immediately in a pop-up window.
Just be aware of the fact that a sticker will be send just the same moment you tap on it without any preview.
Audio and Video Calls Functionality
News and Drawbacks
- Sharing documents, presentations, archives, and other types of files. The only thing is that this content can’t be stored on a flash-card as the app doesn’t see it.
- Removing messages from the service even after delivery. This function is very controversial as lots of users don’t like the idea of the remote deleting information on their devices, especially if it’s essential for the addressees mostly. By the way, the removing won’t work out with people’s memory.
Besides, the app, surprisingly, takes a lot of device’s storage due to the “heavy” packs of stickers and other stuff shared. In fact, it’s not crucial and regular cache cleaning may help with this. Still, this issue does affect the situation when a device has low memory or it’s not allowed transferring apps into the SD-card.