Viber

  • Chat App Viber Introduces Games In An Initial 5 Countries, Plans Global Rollout In 2015

    Chat App Viber Introduces Games In An Initial 5 Countries, Plans Global Rollout In 2015

    It’s been quite a year for Viber, and now the mobile messaging company is seeing out 2014 with arguably its most significant release to date: the launch of a social games platform. Read More

  • Messaging App Viber Takes A Step Into Social Networking With New Public Chats Feature

    Messaging App Viber Takes A Step Into Social Networking With New Public Chats Feature

    A lot of messaging apps have been highlighting how their services are a great way for people to directly communicate with their friends directly, in opposition to the bare-all nature of social networks like Facebook. But today Viber, the messaging app with 209 million users, is taking a different approach: it is launching Public Chats, giving users a way of using its direct messaging and… Read More

  • Messaging App And Voice Calling Provider Viber Is Now Blocked In China

    Messaging App And Voice Calling Provider Viber Is Now Blocked In China

    According to a number of reports out this morning, the latest service to become blocked in China is Viber, the free service that lets users make calls, text and share photos with friends, family and others. When reached for comment, the company told TechCrunch that it’s looking into the matter and doesn’t have an additional comment at this time. The news was reported earlier today… Read More

  • 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 On the one hand, there’s something charming about an up-and-coming app that looks slightly outdated or… Read More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