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Viber update gets simultaneous phone/tablet support, stickers & PTT

There are many fantastic instant messaging services out there beyond WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, and sometimes they do just as good a job of delivering your instant messaging needs if not even better. Take Viber for example, which has just beaten WhatsApp to the punch when it comes to simultaneous device usage. With the Viber 4.0 version update you can now use Viber on your smartphone and tablet at the same time.

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Viber can now run on dual devices and includes PTT and 1000+ stickers! / © Viber

There's a lot of new features in this update: the most important of all being the fact you can use Viber on multiple devices at the same time with one account. But this also means that Viber has been optimized for tablets as well. Plus, there's 1000+ new stickers to bombard your contacts with and an awesome new PTT walkie-talkie function.

Viber Tablet
Viber is now optimized for tablets and can run on two devices simultaneously. / © Viber

I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but will bring some tips and tricks in the coming days. The initial response from early adopters though has been debatable at best, with quite a few bugs being discovered. If you're a brave soul and install the update immediately anyway, let us know what features you love, what problems you find and whether you'd consider switching instant messenger services for the ability to use it on two devices at once.

Are you a Viber user? What do you think of the new update?

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  • Viber is a bot smart in many circumstances. It lets you handle these things in a different way. Everything works just like WhatsApp, but if you don’t want anyone to see your online status, then you can turn the thing off by going to Online status option in settings. Also, Viber through Google Analytics track down your maintenance services and IP Address data storage. So, if you don’t want it to track this, then turn the thing off.

  • Both the device have latest 5.4.0 viber installed but the problem is that on the tablet once i start it i can only enter my phone number for activation to continue. I dont get any option to setup as a secondary device. Once i do it the phone one gets deactivated, and i have to enter my number again to activate that get a new activation number. plz shot it out

  • Viber Nov 13, 2013 Link to comment

    Hi, I'm Dan from Viber.
    Thanks for writing about our new update, we hope you like it as much as we do. ;)

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our new version, we'd be happy to receive you feedback as well.

    Thanks!
    Viber Team

    • Antonis Nov 15, 2013 Link to comment

      Been using Viber on my HTC desire S for a long time and all is fine.
      Tried to have it both on my HTC and my Galaxy tab before but wasn't possible as activating one deactivates the other. The new update supposedly lets you do that but i still have the same issue even if i have the latest update.
      The program works fine on each when activated but deactivated one asks me for a number to send an activation text (oh and i got a phone call a few times instead of a text)
      Any way to sort this out?
      Thanx

      • Viber Nov 16, 2013 Link to comment

        Hi Antonis,

        Please make sure both devices (phone and tablet) have the latest version of Viber installed (Viber 4.0)

        Now, when you activate Viber on your Tablet, you should choose "Secondary device". This should allow you to use the same number as the one you used on your phone (the phone must be the device that is registered first).

        If it still doesn't work, then we would appreciate if you could take a minute and report the details to our support team using this direct link: http://helpme.viber.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit/RenderForm/1

        When you submit the ticket, in the line called: "Through which channel did you submit your initial inquiry", please make sure to choose "Technical Forum". With this information, our development team will hopefully be able to find the source of the problem, and ultimately resolve it.

        Thanks in advance!

      • Antonis Nov 16, 2013 Link to comment

        Both have the latest (4.) installed.The problem is that on the tablet once i start it i can only enter my phone number for activation to continue. I dont get any option to setup as a secondary device. Once i do it the phone one gets deactivated, and i have to enter my number again to activate that get a new activation number and so on..

      • Viber Nov 16, 2013 Link to comment

        Thanks for the details!

        As we said, this is a bug. Please use the link we provided above to report it to our team, and they will assist you with the problem.

        Thank you, and we apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

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