Viber for Windows Phone 8, free calls and text, instant voice apps

With over 400 million users globally, it goes without saying that Rakuten-owned Viber is one of the leading VoIP and messaging applications in the vast messaging market, and it’s looking toward Windows Phone with its latest update to entice even more users to come on board the Violet train.

The new version for Windows Phone, carrying the version number of 4.2, combines new features and enhancements for Windows users, chief amongst them the popular Hold & Talk feature that lets users send instant voice messages.

“Viber users love the speed, simplicity, and freedom that the app provides”

Similar to the Hold & Talk feature on WeChat, the feature on Viber allows you to communicate with your friend and family almost instantly. Hold down the button, begin your message, and the recipient can hear what you’re saying even as you’re sending it.

“Viber users love the speed, simplicity, and freedom that the app provides, allowing them to communicate however they like – freely,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. “With the latest version of Viber, we are pleased to bring one of our most popular features to Windows Phone users – Hold & Talk – a convenient way to communicate with your friends whenever you like.”

Windows Phone users can also find a number of other enhancements that make communicating with Viber more convenient, including:

  • A new standalone sticker menu making it easier than ever to add stickers to conversations
  • Design improvements, including a new call screen and default background
  • Faster conversation loading and other performance enhancements.

The new version of Viber is now available in the Windows Phone Store, and you can get it by way of this QR code.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at