Viber has been competing with other VoIP mobile services for some time and has a number of apps available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and, yes, Windows Phone, which it debuted in 2012. However, unlike its biggest rival Skype, Viber has never released a desktop client for PCs ... until today.
Viber has now made its free desktop software available for download for both Windows and Mac computers. Both versions allow Viber users to chat with each other via text, voice or even video, in a first for Viber users. If you use any of Viber"s mobile apps, the contacts and messages made with those clients can sync up with the desktop PC versions. In fact, ongoing calls made on the desktop clients can quickly be moved to the mobile versions and vice versa.
Viber"s press release also states that the service now has 200 million users worldwide. In addition, the company has launched new versions of its Android, iOS and BlackBerry apps. The iOS and Android apps now include video calls, along with photo improvements, new stickers, a new voice engine, new language support and more. The Android app also gets a new user interface, adhering to Google"s Holo design.