Voxer Rolls Out Major Update for Apple Devices, Includes iOS 7 and Username Feature Support

Voxer without a doubt raises the bar for other push to talk apps and with each update, it just keeps raising it further.

The latest of these updates for iOS, version 2.7.3, adds in username support, which rolled out to Windows Phone earlier this month, as well as a number of additional features and tweaks.

Everyone in Voxer now has their own username to share with friends and family, making it easier than ever to locate people on the app, a feature that was curiously left out from the getgo in favor of Voxer’s network searching feature, which is still available. Users of the free version have a username automatically picked for them, whereas Voxer Pro users pick a username of their own choosing.

In addition, the update also rolls out larger group chats for up to 500 people (yeah, you read that right). That’s a crazy amount of socializing that Voxer Pro users will be able to take advantage of. Voxer Pro users also get the notable ability to send messages via email or SMS text. Voxer Business also received this particular feature.

Apple iOS 7 compatibility rounds out the list of changes in the latest version of Voxer and Voxer Business, both of which are now available for download via iTunes.

  • Kanmel

    I have to pay to pick a username, a feature that’s available on Zello, another push to talk app, for free. Just made my decision easier.

    • Sadheep Bhardwaj

      Well Zello and Voxer are two different types of the PTT. Voxer good for close family and friends, while Zello is good for the more anonymous PTT type of the conversations.

      • NancyP

        Actually, you can create private groups for friends and family on Zello too. We just call it a “channel” instead of a group. Go to create a channel and create a password-protected channel. Then you can use the invite feature to add your friends/family/coworkers to the channel. The channel is not displayed on the public trending lists, and only people who know the password can join. You can also Zello one-to-one privately too.

    • Ben Jammin’

      Hey, at least you have the option…

      We can’t get Pro on WP8 yet, though we do have username support as already mentioned in the article.

  • Ben Jammin’

    Love Voxer, and glad it made it to Windows Phone. Lately it’s been working perfectly. thaks Josh and voxer!