Viber today announced the release of Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, along with new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. Viber 5.0 delivers new features and enhancements, including the ability to make video calls from smartphones.
“We’re delighted to bring video calling to mobile,” said Talmon Marco, Viber CEO. “Now that you can make video calls from your phone as well as on your PC and Mac, you can always talk in the way that’s most convenient for you, wherever you happen to be.”
In addition to video calls, Viber 5.0 also includes an easier way to manage contacts by simply adding their Viber number or scanning a special QR code, along with a number of OS specific enhancements:
- iOS: Users can manage sticker packs more easily, turn sticker packs on or off, reorder sticker packs, as well as easily forward photo messages.
- Android: Users can enjoy a fresh new redesign, making it easier and more fun.
The new version can now be downloaded from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The company also announced enhancements to its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X:
- Desktop v4.3: Includes a new and improved design, a fun backgrounds gallery and many improvements and bug fixes.
- Win 8 v3.2: Features a new and improved design, an updated snap mode with stickers, emoticons and notifications. Other highlights and bug fixes include an easier way to search contacts, the ability to see online contacts from the home screen and PNG support for photo messages.
Viber is an application that allow users to send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality phone and video calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. With Viber Out, users can make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world.
The Viber app is available for iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Blackberry 10, Windows, Windows 8, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections.
With over 400 million unique users and 608 million registered users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features. Viber is a Rakuten Group company.