Viber has just revealed that it now has more than 100 million concurrent online users, which shows that the app’s popularity is continuing to rise both in user count and in activity.
The app, which was acquired by Japanese company Rakuten earlier this year, has shown continued growth, and though its still a far cry from WhatsApp’s 500 million active users and Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani’s aim for 2 billion Viber users, it’s still a positive sign that Viber has plenty of room to grow.
The new Viber Desktop release features a new sticker menu to improve the look and feel
In addition to announcing the concurrent online user milestone, Viber also released a new and improved version of its Viber Desktop application for PC, Mac, and Linux. The new release features a new look and feel with a prominently displayed sticker menu that can be docked to the side of the app, which puts Viber’s popular stickers front and center. This, of course, makes it easier to show emotions within your conversations — and really, who could argue against seeing more of Violet in their message lists?
Viber Desktop has also been upgraded for better video quality and performance, which should go a long way toward making the app easier to use, which would lead to even more users in Viber’s arsenal.
“As usage increases, our priority remains the same”
“As usage increases, our priority remains the same – introducing features, adding more platforms, and improving Viber with every new version,” said Viber CEO Talmon Marco. “This is exactly what we’ve done with the new Viber Desktop, and we’re really excited for our users to try it out.”
Finally, Viber has also localized its support website for two more languages — Portuguese and Spanish — to add to the existing English and Japanese support. The company hopes to continue its efforts to localize the Viber experience and expand its presence to even more markets.