Viber is a cross-platform free chatting app for smartphones that is almost just as popular as WhatsApp. The advantage that this app has over WhatsApp is that it allows you to make HD phone calls to numbers outside its network using low credits with Viber Out. Viber also allows you to make high-performance HD video calls. With no advertisements on the free version, and the ability to support a bevy of international languages and send really long messages up to 700 characters long, you cannot ask for more to stay connected with the rest of the world. Even if you turn off Viber, push notifications will ensure that you do not miss incoming messages and calls from the app.

The advantage that this app has over WhatsApp is that it allows you to make HD phone calls to numbers outside its network using low credits with Viber Out. Viber also allows you to make high-performance HD video calls. With no advertisements on the free version, and the ability to support a bevy of international languages and send really long messages up to 700 characters long, you cannot ask for more to stay connected with the rest of the world. Even if you turn off Viber, push notifications will ensure that you do not miss incoming messages and calls from the app.

The latest version v5.8.0.1736 of Viber for Android and iOS released in early 2016 has many remarkable features over the earlier versions.  Sized at 36MB, these compelling features still make it worth installing for any Viber lover. In the case of Android, this version is supported by Android OS v4.0 and higher up versions. The following are some of the vital highlights of Viber v5.8.0.1736.

Delete Sent Messages

Sent a message to a buddy or a group in a hurry that you would like to delete before it gets delivered? With the all new Viber, this is not at all a problem. Even if they happen to read the message, you can delete it so that they will not be able to read it again a second time. A noteworthy point in this regard is that even the recipient can take control to delete the message. Incidentally, this feature gives it an extra scoring point over its key competitor WhatsApp. However, this is not a feature unique to Viber as BlackBerry messenger already began supporting this feature before the roll out by Viber.

More Information about Group Chats



When you send a message to a group, it is only natural that you would like to know who has read your messages and who has not. With Viber v5.8.0.1736, you can do just this. Not only can you see who has seen your message, but also check if any of your messages have been liked in a group chat. This renders a whole new cool experience to chatting in a group with Viber. Also, with a group chat, you can get a single message across to 200 people at a time!

File Sharing

The new Viber app has given a whole new definition to file sharing. Send a file across to your buddy as you chat with him or her. There is absolutely no restriction on the type of file that you wish to send across. A presentation, a document or just about anything else – trust Viber to get it to your friend and save you the time needed to access your email and deliver it as an attachment. You can even attach an archived file.

Uninterrupted Activity of Other Apps

No one likes to be interrupted when he or she is busy with some activity. Viber understands this very well. That is exactly why the app has brought about a change to handling this along with the other changes it has introduced. Viber has introduced a new feature that disables pop-ups for new incoming notifications. So, if you receive an incoming Viber notification as you are typing out an urgent email, it will not pop-up on your email screen hindering your work. However, you will not miss out on the notification either thanks to the alert on the Viber icon on your home screen.

Better Camera for More Liveliness

The camera in the all new Viber has undergone a radical change for the better. Photographs and videos appear livelier than before and create more memorable moments. However, it is the video quality that has taken a steeper upward curve than the still image shoots. Now, that is more than enough an excuse to consider using Viber as your preferred chatting app.  

Android Tablet Optimization

Optimized for Android tablets, you can run the new Viber app on both your Android smartphone and tablet at the same time using the same number.

With a slew of compelling features to its credit, the only major drawback that Viber users have ever faced is the fast drain on the battery caused by the app. This is because even when you turn the app off, your Wi-Fi settings will turn it on automatically. To avoid the battery running out of juice, you must make sure that the Wi-Fi connection in your device is turned off as well.

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