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Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS get video calling feature

By Michael Low & Ng Chong Seng - on 12 Sep 2014, 9:01am

Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS get video calling feature

(Image source: Viber.)

Viber, the cross-platform instant messaging and VoIP service, has announced version 5.0 of its Android and iOS apps. And the headline feature this time round is mobile video calling, something that is already possible on the PC and Mac versions. Also new in Viber 5.0 is the ability to manage contacts by adding their Viber number or scanning a special QR code.

There are OS-specific enhancements too. For example, the Android version gets a redesign that focuses on making the app easier and more fun to use; and the iOS version now lets users turn sticker packs on or off, reorder them, as well as forward photo messages.

Besides Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, the company is also releasing new versions of its desktop app for Windows, Windows 8, and Mac OS X. Here's a summary of what's new in them:

  • Viber for Desktop version 4.3: A new and improved design, backgrounds gallery, as well as other improvements and bug fixes.
  • Viber for Windows 8 version 3.2: A new and improved design, and an updated snap mode with stickers, emoticons, and notifications. Other highlights and bug fixes include an easier way to search contacts, the ability to see online contacts from the home screen, and PNG support for photo messages.