New Viber 3.0 coming to Desktop with video calls
You may or may not have heard about Viber. It is actually very popular free messaging and voice application for Android and iOs platforms.
On Tuesday Viber 3.0 is launched, but in addition to Android and iOS, it is also coming for Desktop – both for PC and Mac for the first time. Viber currently has more than 200 million users, although CEO Talmon Marco told Mashable that about half users are active, or in other words, those who have logged into the service in the last month.
Maybe the most important new feature Viber is bringing with version 3.0 for desktop is – video calling. For now, calls are strictly desktop-desktop, but the company has in their plans to soon enable this feature for all users.
Except for using desktop version to chat, users can also transfer messages from phones to desktop and vice versa. However, if you are logged in desktop and chat, once you pickup conversation on mobile the desktop will to stop notifying you about new messsages.
Among the new features are video messages and “stickers” that users can send, new voice engine and brand-new user interface for Android.
“When we started designing Viber for Android in late 2010, there was no such thing as Android look and feel,” Marco said. “So we chose our own look and feel, which was iPhone. But today there is now distinct Android look and feel, the ‘Holo’ interface. So we’re bringing the Holo interface to Viber. We also worked hard to make sure it works well with smaller screen sizes.”