Viber Launches Desktop App For Windows & Mac, Redesigns Mobile Apps [Updates]

viber 300   Viber Launches Desktop App For Windows & Mac, Redesigns Mobile Apps [Updates]Free call and text platform Viber is coming to desktop with the release of a new client for Windows and Mac OS X. The new desktop version of Viber brings all calling and texting features to your PC or Mac, and adds some new ones such as video calling and desktop to desktop calls, which are currently still in beta. The announcement comes as part of the roll out of Viber 3.0, which includes major updates for the app’s iOS, Android, and Blackberry versions as well.

Viber for desktop is similar in function to Viber for mobile, and still activates using your mobile phone number. Once activated, Viber for desktop will automatically sync contacts from your mobile, and will keep your devices synced as you go. Viber for desktop and Viber for mobile were designed to work as extensions, and calls can be easily transferred from one device to another with a click or tap. Messages you receive on Viber are shown on all devices, but should only beep on the device you’re currently using.

As mentioned above, Viber’s mobile apps were not left out either, and both iOS and Android versions received a significant facelift, with Viber for Android now featuring Google’s Holo interface, and both apps getting video messages, new stickers, a better photo experience, and more.

According to Viber, the service now has over 200 million users across its various platforms (Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Nokia, Bada, and now Windows and Mac), and this move to desktop might put them in a position to combat some of the bigger players in the field, such as Skype.

To try out Viber for desktop, or the new mobile versions, head over to viber.com.

Is this a good move from Viber? Will it convince you to give the app a try?

Source: Viber PR

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Thanks for the recommendation. I haven’t heard before about viber and, according to your post, looks cool. I will certainly give it a try.

Meidimi

I like viber, been using it for about a year now. I find it to be a better solution to Skype on my android because it doesn’t consume my battery like Skype does. However it can be quite buggy and I have uninstalled it several times. I hope with this new version is better…will definitely try both PC and android versions. *fingers crossed*

Viber

Hi,
This is an official representative from Viber. :)
We are thrilled about our new releases, and we hope that our users and fans out there will make the most out of them!

As usual, we’re here to address our users’ questions and doubts directly. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to let us know :)

Best regards,
the Viber Team.

K Jayakumar

I have windows 7 desktop computer and Viber for windows downloaded into it, yet I am not able to activate it on my computer. Why so? I am residing in Oman.
I have viber already in my TAB that I am using for almost a year now.
Please advise with your expertise.
Thanking you

Viber

Hi,

When you try to activate it, what exactly happens?
Please elaborate on the problem so we could assist.

K Jayakumar

Hi there,
Thank you for your reply. In fact I have downloaded and Installed Viber for windows desktop on 10 May 2013. Provided my mobile number then to the next step where it is asking to select type of mobile to install. I already have Viber in my tab. There ends everything there is no other way to proceed further.
Thanking you

Viber

You may still install Viber Desktop, even if Viber is installed on a Tab (not a mobile phone).

First, uninstall Viber Desktop. Now, you need to download the latest version of Viber on your tab (from PlayStore, or from this direct link in our HelpDesk: http://bit.ly/rqbZEw)

Then, reinstall Viber Desktop *from our homepage*, and try to register again. Does it work now?

macwitty

Grrr… Mac OSX 10.7+ Stuck on 10.6 due to other applications on my laptop and there is wehre I would like to have it. Anyhow, it works well on my other Mac

Bogdan Nikolov

This is the best in class app for my phone and now PC.

BiG eViL…….

finally viber got the desktop extension i was wondering when would that happen..guess what it happened!.. im gonna give it a try as soon as possible

David Moreira

Have it installed on my Android and it’s pretty useful. :)

Arteeestwho

This is a nice move for viber to kill skype… I’ve always wanted viber to have an app for desktop use and now it’s finally here.. I’ve been using viber for quite a while now to communicate with my relatives abroad and it’s free. It’s more convenient since you can save lots more of money.

Jane

do I need a cellphone to use viber as I do not have a cell

hrasda