Viber is today announcing an update to its Android app with a few new features, including a doodling feature that lets you draw or paint over photos or on a blank page and then send those doodled-up pictures to friends.
Doodling on photos has become a huge trend lately.
First made notable by Snapchat, users can draw on selfies before sending them as self-destructing photo messages. More recently, Mavensay launched an app called Rithm, which focuses on music messaging, but includes the ability to add photos to the Rithm and draw on top of them.
Along with Viber’s Doodle update, the new version of the Android app will include a few smaller upgrades, including the ability to know when your messages have been viewed by the recipient, with a “seen” status. Users will also find a slew of new emoticons, as well as better support for Viber Desktop integration on both Windows and Mac, and various bug fixes.
Plus, the Android version of the app is now available in 16 new languages, including Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, Tagalog and Ukrainian
Here’s Viber CEO Talmon Marco’s official wording on the matter:
Viber is a feature rich platform that gives our users multiple ways to communicate freely. We are constantly working to expand and enhance that functionality to give users complete freedom over the way they communicate. We think the new doodle feature will not only prove to be incredibly fun for Viber users, but will also make Viber that much more useful as a communications tool.
In terms of bringing this functionality over to iOS, Viber reports that Doodle will come in an update in the next few weeks.
Pick up the Android update here.