Viber introduces new features.
As you may know, Viber is my go-to app for an easy and inexpensive (read that ‘free’) way to stay in touch with people at home when I am traveling.
Viber has also rolled out a push-to-talk function, which lets users send short voice messages to each other. Viber claims its push-to-talk feature is faster than other messaging apps:
Typically, Push To Talk is a four-step process — record, send, download, play. Viber does all four at the same time. This way, the average response time to a 15 second message is 4-6 seconds, rather than 45-60 seconds.
Other new features for Viber’s updated version include group conversations for up to 100 participants, message forwarding to any group or contact, and the option to choose conversation backgrounds from a gallery.
Version 4.0 of Viber has also introduced support for Android tablets — bringing a user’s mobile contacts to their tablet and providing full synchronization with messages and calls on the other device being used.