Popular messaging app Viber has received an update that brings a number of new features to the platform, including the ability to send Secret Messages.
Users are now able to specify how long photos, videos, and chat messages can be accessed for after being viewed by the recipient. The time limit options for viewing a Secret Message are 1, 3, 7, and 10 seconds.
Viber has also added the ability to send media as files, so users can send photos and videos in their original size and quality. In addition Viber now supports rich notifications on iOS 10, meaning users can see the contents of messages on the notifications screen or in another app.
Lastly, Viber now offers instant video messaging. Users simply tap and hold the instant video icon, and they can capture and send videos lasting up to 30 seconds.
Viber is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
Messages for Android, Windows, etc, now! It makes sense more than ever since Message now has it's own App Store.
However, let's say I want to call someone who doesn't have a smartphone (such as my grandpa who only has a landline) I can call any number for $0.02/minute or if I want to call a 800 number (which I often do for my bank) it's free. I added $10 credit to Viber a couple years ago and I still have some credit left. Best part is when I call someone on their caller ID it shows up as my actual phone number so they're not getting charged for long distance or anything.
It is useful.
I understand there are many options out there besides Viber, it just happens to be the app that my contacts have incorparated over the last five or so years. I'm not asking them to change just so I can try out a different app.