Video Calling Now Available with Viber

Viber, the no. 1 free messaging app in the Philippines with 13 million users, recently 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 some powerful new features and enhancements, including the ability to make video calls from your phone for free.

Every Filipino can now send the good vibes face-to-face with loved ones, as catching up with friends and family is just a video call away. Great things can happen as students can now video chat with each other, while office mates can simply conduct their videoconference on Viber. With video calls, celebrities and businesses can also communicate and spend time with their fans more closely.

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.


Viber 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.

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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