Viber for Windows

Viber for Windows


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.1.1.60
File Size:
1.3MB
Date Added:
September 10, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
270,148
Downloads Last Week:
4,529
Product ranking:
#3 in Chat
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Viber is a cross-platform IM and VoIP tool that lets you make free calls and send free messages to other Viber users on your smartphone and then carry on the conversation via chat on your PC. Viber syncs your contacts, messages, and history automatically between your phone and PC, so all you need to do is install Viber's Windows app on your PC and the correct app for your phone (ours is Android), and let Viber do the rest.

Pros

Calls, text, pix: Viber enables HD voice calls, video calls, free text and picture sharing to other Viber users and group conversations. It adds contacts automatically, which saves effort, though some users might prefer more options (see below).

Cross-platform: Viber has versions for Windows (including Windows 8 desktop or mobile), as well as Windows Phone, Android, Mac, iOS, BlackBerry, Bada, and Nokia operating systems. It supports both 3G/4G and Wi-Fi networks.

Improved Windows app: We had no trouble installing and setting up Viber for Windows in our 32-bit Windows Home Premium system. We entered our phone number and an SMS validation code to sync our phone and PC. The whole thing took a few seconds and worked the first time.

Cons

Contact options: The Windows app automatically adds all your Contacts, which is convenient but a bit inflexible.

Data plan: Viber for Windows doesn't work without a smartphone. Viber also uses your phone's data plan to make some calls.

Bottom Line

Viber has some interesting features and is easy to use, and recent releases have made improvements. With more than 200 million users, Viber's base has grown, too. But in the end, most users go with what their crowd uses, so how useful Viber is to you may depend on what your friends, family, and acquaintances use.

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  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 4 stars

    "thanks to viber"

    August 08, 2014   |   By vineth goud

    Version: Viber for Windows 3.1.1.60

    Pros

    viber is good to make phone calls

    Cons

    Viber is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging voice-over-Internet Protocol application for smartphones developed by Viber Media. In addition to text messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages

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  • 2 stars

    "Useless/not viable for me because of contacts setup."

    January 11, 2014   |   By arizsys

    Version: Viber for Windows 3.1.1.60

    Pros

    Great application for free messages, calls and video. Also great that there is a desktop PC interface.

    Cons

    Takes over ENTIRE CONTACTS in phone, you can't just set up the users you want for Viber. Everyone in your phone contact list is added and will see you have Viber too, then be free to hit on you. Many users won't want business contacts on it at all or many of their private contacts, just close friends.

    Summary

    Was excited to install this, wanted to use it with a dozen or so of my contacts, mainly the international ones. Expected that I could set contacts up like Yahoo, Skype, ICQ etc by adding the ones I wanted, but it took over ALL OF MY CONTACTS on my phone (business & private).

    When I deleted the ones I didn't want from Viber, it deleted them from the phone contacts as well. What a pain!

    In the end very disappointed and uninstalled it after less than an hour. Needs more work and thought.

    For sure it will be a success for many, but not for me.

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  • 5 stars

    "very nice software"

    November 25, 2013   |   By manman142536

    Version: Viber for Windows 3.1.1.60

    Pros

    Very Nice Product

    Cons

    None until now

    Summary

    very stable and easy to use software

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  • 3 stars

    "I use win 7 and it works ok"

    October 28, 2013   |   By poulstaun

    Version: Viber for Windows 3.1.1.60

    Pros

    I have it both on my mob and my pc.
    When it works .then its not fine, but ok.
    Supossed to have even free mob calls-and it is free..When it works too

    Cons

    It has to many "days off" and calling to make a Talk is realy lousy

    Summary

    Maybe Viber need a little time to get into it...because they are absolutely not there yet...
    On the other hand its free..so how much can one expect

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work on Windows"

    October 22, 2013   |   By RKLG

    Version: Viber for Windows 3.1.1.60

    Pros

    Works like a charm on my Android phone, but does not even install in a Windows laptop

    Cons

    Why create a download for windows when it does not even install in a windows environment?

    Summary

    Don't bother trying to install in Windows.

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