Viber finally receives video calls, available now on Android and iOS

Viber finally receives video calls, available now on Android and iOS
Viber just updated its iOS and Android apps with one of the features that most of its users have been desperately craving for – video calls on mobile devices. This means that you can now procure video calls with your Viber contacts, making the messenger a fiercer competitor to Skype – one of the more popular services that allowed video calls on mobile devices. Similar to Skype, Viber allows you to transfer the video calls in question between your mobile device and the desktop client of the messaging service.

Apart from receiving this pretty substantial functionality, Viber for both iOS and Android has been treated to an interface overhaul. It now has a different, see-through icon set, as well as slightly rounded contact thumbnails. The chat bubbles look slightly different as well. Another new feature allows Viber's fans to create and send brief video messages, which comprise of an animated avatar and the user's own voice. You can also quickly add a contact in the app by scanning a QR code or by simply adding their phone number in Viber. Oh, and the app is now available in several new languages – Bulgarian, Serbian, and Persian.

The update is rolling out as we speak, so you might have to wait a little before you get it.

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10 Comments

1. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

It already sucks at just audio calls, god have mercy on people trying video calls on this crappy app

2. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

It works pretty well for me.

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Sometimes it works pretty well for me. Once in a while... it sucks in term of sound quality.

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Works fine here in iTaly. Finally.

4. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I want Hangout to have some work like Viber: lookig at my contacts phone numbers and automatically set a agenda with people from my contacts which have Hangout installed. From there to have wifi call by Hangout.

5. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

That's really good news. But can they deliver the same quality (or better) as of Skype. I seem to have problems with voice drop during voice call while using Viber which I hardly experience in Skype.

7. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Video call is OK here in Taiwan. I has been using Viber's voice call for a long time and its voice quality is satisfactory. Skype may have clearer audio but its connection sucks, at least Viber is always there while Skype sometimes doesn't login automatically after boot. Besides, I don't know why no free messaging/calling apps in Android provide file sharing feature (not only photo/video but other files) like in their desktop client (Skype, FB Messenger,...)

8. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Have not try it, great news to me. Been waiting for video chat. Viber ftw, better than that overrated Whatscrapp.

9. Samweird

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

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10. sudipmus

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Forget Skype. My desired feature is now live in Viber for Android.

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