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]

Top Rated Comments

Yvan256 Avatar
146 months ago
I'm tired of all the incompatibilities

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? :(
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Amazing Iceman Avatar
146 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThE.MeSsEnGeR Avatar
146 months ago
Maybe it's time for WhatsApp to get a move on as well.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baklava Avatar
146 months ago
WhatsApp with
- video + voice call
- support for iPad + Mac/PC
- cross-platform file transfer
would kill every other similar app... Skype included!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
srxtr Avatar
146 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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RevTEG Avatar
146 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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