Viber has launched the latest revision of its mobile messaging application on iOS and Android – version 10, featuring an updated User Interface (UI) together with several other improvements. This is the first major update to the app in four years. The company stated that Viber Messenger 10 comes with a new look, has enhanced connectivity options, and includes additional privacy measures.
Viber services have been improved with the ability to send messages twice as fast as before, and voice and video calls have been given “a quality boost to become crystal clear”. There is a new, bright header across the app, and the main chat list is displayed with convenient access to all private and group chats, communities and favourite public content.
The update includes a new “Calls” screen containing recent calls and phone contacts, with the Viber Out balance and subscriptions shown at the top of the screen. The company also announced that a group calling feature, offering the ability to initiate a group voice call with up to five people, will soon be available on Viber.
In addition, Viber 10 includes a “Hidden-number Chats” option in the communities section. The expectations are to encourage spontaneous interactions among new social networking contacts, while keeping the actual contact information hidden to protect the privacy of the participants.