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Editors' Review

Viber offers its 800 million worldwide users a solid set of messaging tools for staying in touch, but some of its features have a me-too quality.


Connect via Facebook, or not: During setup, you are given the option of using your Facebook details to connect to friends. Viber automatically connects to your phone's contacts, and you can add contacts via a phone number or by scanning a QR code that Viber generates.

Free calling: Voice and video calls are free between Viber users. You can also purchase credits that allow you to make calls from the Viber app to mobile phones and landlines.

Secured messages: Viber encrypts end-to-end individual and group conversations in which all participants are using the latest Viber version. Check Chat Info in a message to see whether the messages sent by participants are encrypted.

Chat stickers: Viber comes with a basic collection of stickers and emojis. You can expand your sticker portfolio through the in-app Sticker Market, where you can find additional free and paid sticker collections.

Play games: You can also find in-app games to play that span puzzle to strategy, including Mobile Strike.

Photos: Share photos and videos stored on your phone, or use Viber to capture images and short video messages.

Public channels: Viber offers a collection of public accounts that range from the BBC newsfeeds to Justin Bieber fan chatter.


Limited image tools: While you can share photos and video, Viber lacks rich image-customization tools, such as the filters and overlays used in Snapchat, that can make sharing images fun.

Bottom Line

Viber hits the main points you'd look for in a messaging app, from free video calling to encrypted text messages. Few of its features, however, stand out in a field where apps like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and Signal offer similar and often more compelling features.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Secret messages - Set time limits on photos and videos so they self-destruct after they've been opened. Clear chat history - Quickly delete all of the messages in a conversation. Instant video messages - Tap and hold the instant video icon to capture the moment with 30-second videos, release to send.
Publisher Viber Media
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.34MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 382,170
Downloads Last Week 139
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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