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Viber Messenger was once our go-to chatting and video calling app before Whatsapp literally took over the entire texting and calling space. Despite the stark downfall in the user base of Viber lately, there are still many users who choose to connect with their loved ones through this app instead of others. Perhaps it’s the superior video and audio quality or perhaps it’s just something they are used to; Viber is still one of the top texting applications on the app stores.
Viber became popular because it allowed users to make free online phone calls, text messages and live video chat. Viber helps people connect across oceans and provides a high-quality video calling and chatting service. Plus, the chat supports tons of original emoticons that make communication on Viber a lot more fun.
Like other prominent texting and calling applications, Viber lets people share photos and videos to others. It also lets you make completely free international phone calls. All you need to do is enter a friend’s phone number into your Viber directory and you can begin communicating with them given they have a Viber account of course! Once you’ve connected with a friend, you can proceed to make a phone call for free, a live video chat, and text with cool emoticons and stickers.
Viber also supports a massive group chat option. Although it is slightly inferior to Whatsapp in terms of how many contacts can be added in the group, Viber still lets you create a group of around 250 people which is a lot by most standard. You can select a name for the group and customize its details. You can also send text messages to the entire group at once and you can even like a certain user’s message, picture, video or audio.
Viber continues to stand prominent in the world of video chatting and communication all because it offers a hassle-free way to make long distance calls simply by activating your phone number. Other cool features Viber offers include instant video messages. These instant video messages are kind of like a blend of GIFs and Snapchat videos. With the instant video message option, you can record a 30-second video and share it with your friends.
This texting and calling platform is also super secure which elevates it amongst many other apps of its type. Viber messenger automatically encrypts all of your text messages as well as the phone and video calls you make so that there is no fear of a third party intrusion. Furthermore, with Viber users can choose to hide specific chats from their main Viber home screen. This makes this app an even more secure platform and something that even Whatsapp still lacks in.
The sticker variety offered in Viber is also pretty colorful. They are unique and original which make them all the more exciting to use in text messages to your friends.
Viber goes one step forward in terms of damage control as well. While Whatsapp only introduced this feature only recently, the option to delete a text message after you’ve sent it still exists in Viber. Of course, it’s not going to be of any use if the person has already seen the text but it’s still a pretty useful feature for many users.
Viber Messenger is one of the top apps in the Communication app category, which belongs to Viber Media S.A r.l.. It's last update was on October 31, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 10,713,148 reviews. After you get to Viber Messenger page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.