It’s no secret that Viber for Windows Phone 8 is one of the most highly anticipated pieces of software that is not yet available to the masses, but we won’t have too much longer to wait; Viber CEO Talmon Marco has confirmed to TruTower that the application has been submitted to the Windows Phone Store and is now awaiting publication, a process that Microsoft estimates (without certification, which may not be necessary since Viber messaging is already available in the store) to take 24 hours.

Many users have been waiting a long time for the application, and it’s great to see it finally completed and in the process of being unleashed.

We have been able to confirm via an earlier article post that stickers will not be among the features available in the first release of the new app, but Viber has revealed that group calling will indeed be available from day one. Voice service itself is a big plus for Windows Phone 8 users, many of whom have been stuck with messaging only since the app was released for WP8 last year.

Needless to say, we’re ready for our WP8 version of Viber VoIP!

  • http://twitter.com/halamadridkimi halamadrid

    its been two days since its been sent to Microsoft, how much more it takes to show up on store? Now that its coming soon I can’t just wait anymore, I love viber so much

    • http://twitter.com/BileshaWelton Bilesha Welton

      Technically, it’s been less than a day since Microsoft goes by business days. Weekends aren’t counted so we could be waiting until Monday or Tuesday, unless of course Microsoft needs to re-certify the app, which can extend the approval process to 5 to 7 business days. We must be patient a little longer. :)

      • http://twitter.com/halamadridkimi halamadrid

        I asked today if we can hope for the app to come today and got massege as no, so I hope it finally comes tommorow..

        • http://twitter.com/BileshaWelton Bilesha Welton

          It’s here :D

    • http://www.trutower.com/author/josh_nay/ Josh Nay

      Hi halamadrid!

      The app has been approved. Viber’s CEO has confirmed this on Twitter (https://twitter.com/duras/status/318392510001057793) Now we just have to wait for it to be published, but it will be published this week! :)

  • http://twitter.com/BileshaWelton Bilesha Welton

    Here’s hoping it’s in the store Monday or Tuesday and not the 5 to 7 business days that it can take if the app needs to be certified by MS.