Viber Version 5.0 for Android and iOS, Version 4.3 for Desktop, and Version 3.2 for Windows 8 Launch

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. The company calls the new version 5.0 update “powerful,” with new features and enhancements now available.

The most notable of these features is video calls, a feature that many Viber users have been looking forward to for quite awhile.

“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. ”

“We’re delighted to bring video calling to mobile”

Viber 5.0 also includes an easier way to manage your contacts by simply adding their Viber number or scanning a special QR code. The updates also offer 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 desktop, 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.

You can download these updates right here. What do you think of the new updates? Let us know in the comments!

  • Andy Quek

    Sadly Windows Phone 8.x is missing from the list as always.

    Hope it won’t take ling for Viber to release an update featuring video calling.

    • I don’t think it will 🙂 Can’t really say too much on that, but at least we’re getting somewhere, unlike BlackBerry 10, which rarely gets these kinds of major updates.

      WP is even supported better than Amazon by Viber.

      By the way, have you seen the new 1800PocketPC.com? 😉

  • It is now. 🙂 I write on and run both websites myself, though with 1800Pocket/PC I’ve got help from some of the site’s former editors. One is designing the new app (universal) while others are sending me news tips, which helps quite a bit.

    Still, very busy. 😛 I’ll eventually be launching a unified account system so the comments and the forums on both websites will be able to utilize the same account.