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[font=georgia,serif][size=5][b]Viber announces new desktop app, revamps Android and iOS versions[/b][/size][/font]

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[font=georgia,serif]Along with claiming more than 200 million users worldwide, Viber's also taking this day to announce what it is referring to as the biggest update [url="http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/04/viber-voip-iphone-app-3g-calling-no-registration-and-totally/"]to the service[/url] yet. For starters, the [url="http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/24/viber-voip-iphone-android-app-version-2-2/"]Viber for Android and iOS[/url] applications have both been on the receiving end of a pretty meaningful refresh, following [url="http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/13/mobile-miscellany/"]the recent introduction[/url] of VoIP calling on older versions of BlackBerry OS. An all-new desktop app will, as of today, also be available to Viber users on a Mac or PC (Linux coming soon, we're told), packing in most of the features the service is well-known for but in a less-mobile form.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]Folks using Viber's iOS and Android apps will see many changes to the overall user experience in version 3.0, including added support for video messages, a novel voice engine to help improve call quality, the ability to check contacts' online status and a completely redesigned interface. Meanwhile, the newly minted Viber Desktop features video calling and seamlessly integrates / syncs with the mobile offerings -- which makes things like being able to transfer ongoing voice calls between devices possible. While chatting with the company's CEO, Talmon Marco, he told us development for [url="http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/30/blackberry-os-10-review/"]BlackBerry 10[/url] is in its "advanced stages," adding that the latest [url="http://www.engadget.com/tag/viber/"]Viber[/url] apps were built from the ground up and are all part of the goal to "be better and avoid the same mistake" as other similar platforms[/font].

[b]Source:[/b] [url="http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/07/viber-desktop-and-ios-android-updates/"]Engadget[/url]
[b]More information and downloads:[/b] [url="http://www.viber.com"]Viber website[/url]

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Apple should really look at this closely, because this is exactly what iMessage should have been. Instead we ended up with a halfbaked solution, which seems to be an ever-increasing thing at Apple with their cloud solutions.

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It was so buggy on my last phone.. I ended up switching to WhatsApp and haven't looked back. Wonder if they'll have any killer feature that makes me switch back (or at least run both).

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i love it. viber never lost a message, its immediate, group chat is great, sending pics is great.
skype messaging is slow, and now that vider has video support for desktop, i can see using it more and more.

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