Viber has just released a new version of its VoIP and messaging app for desktop PCs and Macs called Viber Desktop. Viber for Windows and Mac lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users “on any device and network” and from anywhere in the world.

The app can be downloaded directly from Viber’s website and should sync flawlessly with your mobile account so your contacts, messages and call history will transfer over and you can start chatting and calling immediately from your PC or Mac device.

Other features of the new desktop app include:

  • Best-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Windows
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices

In addition, the company also released a new version of its mobile app for both Android and iOS devices. The update is a major one, bringing video messages into the fray as well as online status, “last online” feature that shows how long your contact has been offline, brand new stickers, improved UI with an “enhanced photo experience,” and more.

The app for Android was also designed with Google’s new Holo look in mind, bringing it up to par with many other apps on the OS. Accessibility is now available on iOS as well.

Finally, the new version supports Swedish, Turkish, Korean and Dutch, and many more languages and features a host of major performance improvements.

Viber also reached 200 million users, growing from 175 million users as of February 26.

Ready to get your Viber on? You can download the new version right now in iOS, via your PC, and on Google Play. Stay up to date with the latest Viber news, tips, tricks, and more through our official Viber page!

  • Casey

    Sweet! Viber for PC here I come.

  • David

    Awesome :D

  • Gammi

    Hopefully stickers will come to WP soon. cool that its on PC though.

    No stickers on PC either?

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

      Not yet, Gammi, but who knows what the future might bring? :)

      • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

        @Gammi -

        Not yet. This is only the first version of Viber Desktop, and we plan to add more and more features in our upcoming updates.

        • pinportal

          Will you launch Viber Desktop for Linux/Ubuntu too very soon?

          • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

            We’re not sure about ‘very soon’, but Viber for Linux is certainly planned :)

  • Andy Quek

    Any idea on when Viber plans to release v3.0 of their app for Windows Phone?

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

      No idea yet unfortunately, Andy. Viber only provided me with the information I posted above, but I’ll definitely look into this and get an article posted to update! :)

      • Andy Quek

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Josh.

        It is a bit disappointing to know that only “most of the features of 3.0 should be on WP in the next 3 months. Hopefully sooner.”

        Viber for Windows Phone is already late into the game and after having implemented the above-mentioned new features for both iOS and Andriod, Windows Phone users will only be getting most and not all of the new features despite having to wait for another 3 months.

      • Andy Quek

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Josh.

        It is a bit disappointing to know that only “most of the features of 3.0 should be on WP in the next 3 months. Hopefully sooner.”

        Viber for Windows Phone is already late into the game and after having implemented the above-mentioned new features for both iOS and Andriod, Windows Phone users will only be getting most and not all of the new features despite having to wait for another 3 months.

      • Andy Quek

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Josh.

        It is a bit disappointing to know that only “most of the features of 3.0 should be on WP in the next 3 months. Hopefully sooner.”

        Viber for Windows Phone is already late into the game and after having implemented the above-mentioned new features for both iOS and Andriod, Windows Phone users will only be getting most and not all of the new features despite having to wait for another 3 months.

      • Andy Quek

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Josh.

        It is a bit disappointing to know that only “most of the features of 3.0 should be on WP in the next 3 months. Hopefully sooner.”

        Viber for Windows Phone is already late into the game and after having implemented the above-mentioned new features for both iOS and Andriod, Windows Phone users will only be getting most and not all of the new features despite having to wait for another 3 months.

      • Andy Quek

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Josh.

        It is a bit disappointing to know that only “most of the features of 3.0 should be on WP in the next 3 months. Hopefully sooner.”

        Viber for Windows Phone is already late into the game and after having implemented the above-mentioned new features for both iOS and Andriod, Windows Phone users will only be getting most and not all of the new features despite having to wait for another 3 months.

      • Andy Quek

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Josh.

        It is a bit disappointing to know that only “most of the features of 3.0 should be on WP in the next 3 months. Hopefully sooner.”

        Viber for Windows Phone is already late into the game and after having implemented the above-mentioned new features for both iOS and Andriod, Windows Phone users will only be getting most and not all of the new features despite having to wait for another 3 months.

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

          It’s always a waiting game on WP it seems. Still love my WP, and definitely hoping for more developer love (and simultaneous updates!) in the future. :)

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

    Great update. Love the Holo UI

  • ishi

    its an awesome app but why dont it come up with a feature like seen thing in whatsapp that would make the viber app even more famous among people

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Viber has a “Last seen” feature in Android and iOS.
      It’s in the latest version, 3.0 :)

      • guest

        does that mean the person was last seen either on mobile or on desktop?

        anyway when i close the app on my phone i can still run it in the background? (i.e. always ‘online’?)

        • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

          The “last seen” feature refers only to the time when the user was last seen in their MOBILE app, not Desktop.
          We might add Desktop to the “last seen” feature in future updates.

          Yes, you can run Viber in the background, but the it will show you as “online” to your contacts only if the app is running on your screen, in the foreground. Not if it’s running in the background.

          You can test it with a friend to understand how it works exactly :)

          • none

            how relibale is the “last seen”? my friend said he was not connected, can it happen?

          • none

            I meant reliable

          • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

            The “last seen” feature should be relevant since the moment when both users have the latest version of Viber installed.

            It should be reliable and accurate by a few seconds. If this isn’t the case, please try to give examples and we will try to help :)

          • lala

            some of my friends status says online and other the last seen at, why

          • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

            Hi,

            Please note that “Online” means that Viber is running in the foreground or background (the user is available for calls or messages).When the phone has no internet connection, or the user manually used the “Exit” option inside Viber, then their status will change to “Last seen…”

          • Girard

            how to turn off app in the foreground?

          • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

            Hi,

            You can exit Viber by going to More tab –> then choose Exit.

      • Marco

        What if you untick the “last seen” feature in the setting area. Will the status be shown as blank with the “online” only if you are logged into viber (i.e. same way of working as in whatsapp?) Thanks

  • seamankalary

    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

    • Bilesha Welton

      Lol nice

  • Marco

    What if you untick the “last seen” feature in the setting area. Will the
    status be shown as blank with the “online” only if you are logged into
    viber (i.e. same way of working as in whatsapp?) Thanks Marco