Viber Wink is a brand new app that rivals SnapChat

Viber Wink is a brand new app that rivals SnapChat

Viber is one of the most popular messaging services on a global scale, and while Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp are still the dominant players in most markets, it's surprising how hugely has Viber expanded over the few years of its existence.

Now, a brand new app, Viber Wink, has arrived as an extension to Viber. Viber Wink is a direct rival to apps like SnapChat: it allows you to take pictures and short videos of up to 10 seconds, and share them for another person to see for a few seconds. 

The other person can only see the picture or video once for that pre-set period (1, 3, 7 or 10 seconds), and once it expires, so does the image or video, and it is no longer available for viewing. This is practically identical to the way you can view media on apps like SnapChat. You also have the option to send an image or video with no expiry time, but this functionality is already available in the regular Viber app.

Viber Wink is available for free on iOS and Android, and content shared through it appears within the regular messaging threads in Viber. The recipient of a Wink does not need the Wink app itself in order to see what's sent, but can view it within the regular Viber app, if it is updated to the lateset version.

source: Viber Blog

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8 Comments

1. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

goodluck taking market from snap chat... it can be done though if they spread it and it is superior then snapchat

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What a blatant rip off. Snapchat is the #2 most used app on my phone besides iMessage.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So....? At my the 2nd most used app is Messenger.

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

WhatsApp rules!

6. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Honestly, what is the point of Snapchat? I can already send pictures to all my friends and they can keep it for as long as they want and it's not on any third party servers. Why would I want to limit the viewer to only being able to view it for a few seconds?

7. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Liar's who pretend its not about sending naked/illegal/incriminating pictures

8. Cslfiero

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

This. People like this stuff because they'd like to be miscreants, but don't want to own their dirty behavior. They prefer to just tease it and they honestly believe they're entitled to privacy on the internet. And in case anyone reading this thinks they're entitled to privacy on the internet, you're not. You were entitled to anonymity, but you usually are all too happy to throw that away.

3. Cslfiero

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

For perverts.

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