Viber gets a complete makeover on Android and iOS, here are all the changes

Viber gets a complete makeover on Android and iOS, here are all the changes
Viber has just announced a complete redesign of the chat experience offered by its messaging app on Android and iOS. Starting today, Viber is rolling out its app's new and improved design to all iPhone users, while Android users will get the new features soon.

Here are the rest of the new features and improvements that are coming to Viber for mobile this week:

Faster messages than ever before: Messages can now be delivered twice as fast as before so your chats will flow more naturally and move along more quickly and eliminate the panic of an unanswered text.

  • Quicker message status icons: New icons for message delivery statuses reflect our new faster sending time. Now you can see more quickly whether your recipient has read your message. ✓ means your message is sent, ✓✓means your message has been delivered to your recipient’s phone and ✓✓ means your recipient has seen your message.
  • Bigger & brighter chat bubbles: To give more focus and attention on the chat content, Viber presents a brighter chat color scheme and bigger chat bubbles, to show more content in the screen and making it easy for users to see more at one glance.
  • A sharper GIF, photo and video experience: A picture’s worth a thousand words, and who doesn’t love sharing photos with friends and family in chats. Now, when you receive photos or videos, you will see them in bigger, higher quality thumbnails in your chat screen.


If you're one of Viber's 1 billion registered users, you can now download the new, fresh chat screen with faster messages via App Store. However, if you're using Android, you'll have to wait a bit until Viber makes it available in the Google Play Store.

source: Viber

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5 Comments

1. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Wow, this app is still alive...

2. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

Alive and kickin'! it's one of the best messenger apps!

3. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

It's quite popular in Russia and eastern europe and has over 1 billion registered users as of March 2018.

4. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

So now they're playing catch up to whatsapps features.

5. LetThereBeLight

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I use it not as much as messenger (fb) but still. The gif implementation was awkwardly sh1t. I had to type for search then hit enter (wtf? why not start searching as I type) then the gifs came in too big and too few then hit to next, or more or watever... it was a pain I really hope they improved it to be actually usable... Less cool emoji icons also...Anyway somehow I figured out that the friends I actually like use messenger and the one only use viber the friends I like less... :D

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