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Communicating through apps such as Viber or WeChat has become a necessity in today’s world. However, with so many IM app that are out there, it might be hard for users to pick the perfect one. In this article we’ll put WeChat against Viber and see how they match.


WeChat is an app developed by a Chinese company that has successfully managed to spread its services worldwide. You can use the app to send texts, all kinds of photos, stickers and emoticons, location details or opt for video call instead.

WeChat works on the following platforms:

  • Android,
  • Blackberry
  • Symbian
  • Windows Phone.
  • OS X and Windows.

On WeChat you can also have fun with a neat “walkie talkie” element which can be used for Live Chat.  The Look Around functionality allows you to gather friends with the use of the proximity element while the Shake lets you select them randomly. These are all fun add-ons to have if you like to be active in the social media environment. With WeChat, users also have plenty of privacy settings that can be applied to your list of friends, such as Block List or Friend Verification. Head on to Settings and then Privacy to keep your data safe.

As far as backup is concerned, with WeChat you can sent the chat history to another device. This will be saved for a week on the servers. Then once you open your other device, simply hit the Restore knob to get all of your messages back.


With Viber you have the famous Viber Out feature and this one permits you to initiate voice calls on landline as well as mobile devices. This will cost you, but the rates that are applied are very low.

With Viber app you can also send messages that contain photos and even videos and because there are all sorts of fun stickers at your disposal, your text conversations can be personalized in tons of ways. When Viber first came out, it was only accessible for iPhone. But now, users can set it on gizmos running on the following platforms:

  • Android,
  • BlackBerry OS
  • Symbian
  • Bada
  • Windows Phone
  • Mac
  • Microsoft Windows.

If you want to backup all of your conversations, you can do so by transforming them into CSV files and then attach them to your personal email. Note: Audio and video cannot be backed up.