Viber Moves From iOS to Mac with New Desktop App

Tuesday May 7, 2013 10:25 AM PDT by Juli Clover
Popular free messaging and VOIP app Viber is expanding from the iPhone to the desktop with the release of Viber Desktop for PC and Mac.

The new desktop app allows users to initiate both video chats and voice calls, much like competing app Skype. Messages sync instantly across all platforms, and the app includes functionality that lets users begin a call on a smartphone and pick it up on a computer.

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Viber Desktop and the latest versions of the Viber app were designed from the ground up for individuals using Viber on multiple devices, so you can always use the app that's right for you, whether at home, in school, at the office, or on the go. Viber offers far more flexibility than any similar product.
While Viber supports texting, voice calls, and video chats, it does not yet support conference calls or mobile-to-mobile video calls. Alongside today's desktop release, the company has also updated its mobile apps, adding video messages, a new voice engine for better sound quality, and an improved photo sharing experience.


Viber for Mac and Viber for iOS are both free downloads. Viber for PC and Mac can be downloaded from the Viber website while Viber for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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19 months ago
We don't use 50 different email clients. Email is email.

I wish companies would just sit down and use the same standards and protocols for instant messaging, voice and video. Yes, I know, XMPP... :rolleyes:

I remember Steve Jobs, during a Keynote, announcing that the Facetime protocols would become open-source. What happened to that promise? :(
Rating: 10 Votes
19 months ago
Maybe it's time for WhatsApp to get a move on as well.
Rating: 5 Votes
19 months ago
With so many instant messaging apps, it prefer to stick to mainstream:
Skype
iMessage /FaceTime

I can't afford to have a ton of apps running on my Mac to just to please everyone' s IM app choices. It takes away from my Mac's performance.

If something comes that's better than Skype I may switch if most of my contacts also switch.
Rating: 5 Votes
19 months ago

Maybe it's time for WhatsApp to get a move on as well.


Seriously, it's almost like WhatsApp WANTS some other company to take over
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago
WhatsApp with
- video + voice call
- support for iPad + Mac/PC
- cross-platform file transfer
would kill every other similar app... Skype included!
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago



I can't afford to have a ton of apps running on my Mac to just to please everyone' s IM app choices.


this is actually an issue as they do expect you to comply (especially on mobile platforms)

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I remember Steve Jobs, during a Keynote, announcing that the Facetime protocols would become open-source. What happened to that promise? :(


he doesn't work at apple anymore
Rating: 2 Votes
19 months ago

I remember Steve Jobs, during a Keynote, announcing that the Facetime protocols would become open-source. What happened to that promise? :(


I still hold a candle of hope that they'll follow-through on this promise. Make the protocol open, and then provide the best experience through the iMessage and Messages apps. The protocol shouldn't be held hostage.
Rating: 2 Votes
19 months ago
I love Viber. My family travels and lives several months a year overseas. Viber is our go to app. It works great cross platform. We love being able to get a local sim in "whatever" country we happen to be in and make calls back home for only the cost of the data. Keeps us in touch at all times.
Rating: 2 Votes
19 months ago

Errr.... No?

Why would I be trolling you?


I connect with a couple of hundred people from different walks of life all around the world and I have never heard somebody mention google + hangouts. I know a few people who signed up for google + accounts and then deleted them after a few months.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 months ago

Ah, the good old "I don't know people who use..." thing.

I don't understand why people think their anecdotal evidence is actually... evidence of anything.


Right. Where as you are relying on..?
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