Viber

  • Viber Hits 100 Million Concurrent Users

    Viber Hits 100 Million Concurrent Users

    Viber, the VoIP and messaging app recently acquired by Rakuten for $900 million, has today announced that it has crossed 100 million concurrent active users. Thus far, Viber has only ever released metrics around registered users, but as we all know, there’s a big difference between registered users and active monthly or daily users. As of now, Viber has 350 million unique registered… Read More

  • Viber Finally Goes Flat With New iOS Design

    Viber Finally Goes Flat With New iOS Design

    Showing up a bit late to the iOS 7 party, Viber has released an update to the iPhone version of the application that incorporates the same flat design we’ve seen throughout the new operating system. Viber had been in pretty desperate need of a redesign for quite some time. On the one hand, there’s something charming about an up-and-coming app that looks slightly outdated or… Read More

  • Viber Launches Viber Out Calling On Windows Phone 8

    Viber Launches Viber Out Calling On Windows Phone 8

    Viber, newly acquired by Rakuten earlier this year, has today released an update to the Windows Phone 8 version of the app to allow for the use of Viber Out. Viber Out is a relatively recent feature from the messaging and calling VoIP app, which allows users to call any number, whether it’s a mobile or landline, without the recipient needing a Viber account. The service price varies… Read More

  • Japanese Internet Giant Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M

    Japanese Internet Giant Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M

    Rakuten, one of Japan’s largest Internet companies, has announced that it will acquire Cyprus-based messaging platform and app maker Viber for $900 million. The deal is the latest and largest in an aggressive acquisition spree by Rakuten as it seeks to “become the world’s No. 1 Internet services company,” it said, and marks its entry into the global messaging market. Read More

  • Topping 100M Sticker Pack Downloads, Viber Launches Sticker Market On WP8

    Topping 100M Sticker Pack Downloads, Viber Launches Sticker Market On WP8

    Israel-based Viber, a free messaging and VoIP app, has today launched its Sticker Market for Windows Phone 8 devices with an update to Viber 4.0. This syncs up the Windows Phone 8 version of the app with Android and iOS, both of which have had access to the Sticker Market since November. Launching access to downloadable packs of stickers was one of Viber’s earliest moves into… Read More

  • Viber Desktop Launches On Windows 8

    Viber Desktop Launches On Windows 8

    Viber has been busy lately with the launch of new revenue-generating features like a Sticker Market and Viber Out, but today the company is focused on expanding its reach with the release of Viber for Windows 8. Read More

  • Viber Officially Launches Viber Out, Letting Users Call Mobile And Landline Numbers

    Viber Officially Launches Viber Out, Letting Users Call Mobile And Landline Numbers

    Today, Viber is launching a new feature called Viber Out to its entire user base. See, Viber Out lets Viber users make calls to people who don’t have the Viber app, effectively mimicking a Skype Out feature by charging a low per-minute rate to mobile or landline numbers. According to Viber, the prices are generally lower than Skype. About a month ago, Viber prematurely launched Viber Out… Read More

  • Viber Flips Monetization Switch, Launches Sticker Market Alongside Push-To-Talk

    Viber Flips Monetization Switch, Launches Sticker Market Alongside Push-To-Talk

    Viber has just released an update to version 4.0, introducing the revenue-generating sticker market for the very first time, as well as adding some new features and platform support. Along with the new sticker market, which has grown from 50 free stickers to a collection of more than 300 stickers priced at $1.99, Viber is also adding a push-to-talk feature, much like what Nextel was doing on… Read More

  • Viber Opens Lines Of Communication For Philippine Typhoon Victims

    Viber Opens Lines Of Communication For Philippine Typhoon Victims

    Rather than delay a product still in testing, Viber has rolled out a new feature called Viber Out to assist in the relief effort in the Philippines. The feature works almost identically to Skype Out, letting Viber users dial non-Viber users phone numbers. Read More

  • Viber Releases Update To BlackBerry App To Catch Up With iOS And Android

    Viber Releases Update To BlackBerry App To Catch Up With iOS And Android

    If you’re a BlackBerry fan, it may feel a bit like you can’t catch a break. But today Viber wants to change all that, delivering an updated version of the free calling and messaging app to the BlackBerry platform. The update marks the first big upgrade that BlackBerry-flavored Viber has seen since bringing voice calls to the platform in April. BlackBerry has been supported by… Read More