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Viber 3.0 Now Available on Desktop for Free Video Calling

Authored by: Loie Favre — May 8, 2013

Among the many free instant messaging services out there, one that has received increasing popularity in the last little while is Viber. Last week, the developers took steps into broadening their scope, covering more ground and thus being at the disposal of more people who don’t necessarily have a smartphone.

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Everyone knows Skype and it seems like everyone has an account so that they can contact family and friends all over the globe. Viber is following suite. First off, the the messaging service is now available on PC and Mac desktop. Just like Skype, you'll be able to carry on video calls, which for the moment are only available desktop-to-desktop. Users can also use the instant messaging and in this case, phone to computer conversations can be carried out.

On top of the new desktop version, Viber 3.0 launched yesterday on Android and iOS and will include quite a few new features, which include video messages, stickers that you can send like smilies, a new voice engine and a new-and-improved user interface that is more in tune with the Android Holo.

Apps that are similar to Viber are Google Talk (normally pre-installed on certain smartphones and works via Google Mail), chatON, MySMS and Line: Free Calls.

Which free messaging service do you use?

Source: Mashable

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.

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  • legend 7 months ago Link to comment

    hi i bought a new sim with a new number and installed viber i have my contacts on my sim and viber synced my contacts but will contacts know i am on viber unless i contact them becsuse they dont know my new number would be grateful if you could help many thanks

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  • Viber May 14, 2013 Link to comment

    Hi,
    This is an official representative from Viber. :)
    We are thrilled about our new releases, and we hope that our users and fans out there will make the most out of them!

    As usual, we're here to address our users' questions and doubts directly. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know :)

    Best regards,
    the Viber Team.

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