Viber, the leading app in instant messaging with cross-platform functionality, has prepared a few goodies for its users; hitting the 200-million users mark in May 2013, Viber has now revealed the need for updates and the incorporation of monetization features.
First, it was the push to talk messaging, which allows users to send short voice messages. According to Viber’s reps, it is the fastest feature, compared to any other instant messaging apps.
Then, the app rolled out a sticker shop to enhance the user experience. Viber now sells premium collections of stickers in a similar fashion to what Facebook does, following the craze surrounding this new trend.
The new version for Desktop (Viber Desktop 4.0) not only includes the aforementioned sticker shop, but it also extends its usability with a drag ‘n’ drop functionality and support for video and photo messages. In addition to that, Viber Desktop is available for OS X and Windows, but also for computers running Linux. Although the Linux version cannot yet be found on the official site, you can download it from here. This particular version supports desktop-to-desktop calls only, HD call quality, photo exchange, and of course sticker messaging.
In addition to that, the updated Blackberry app is now integrated with Twitter and supports sending multiple emoticons.
Viber can be used on iPhone®, Android™, Windows Phone, Blackberry®, Windows®, Mac, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. It is currently available in 30 languages and locales: English, Arabic, Albanian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Italian, Persian, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew and Portuguese and its usage extends to 193 countries.
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