After a barrage of bad news for Windows Phones over the past few weeks, it would seem that some good news is in order. The popular messaging app Viber is getting a hefty update for Windows 10 devices.
Launched in July last year, the UWP app has seen regular updates and improvements at a time when big title apps and games such as Minecraft are abandoning the platform. As Windows Phones become a bare bones version of what it once was and the platform's app story deteriorates, services such as Viber will become even more vital to keep the UWP platform alive. This update, arguably the biggest for Viber on the platform since its launch, will surely come as welcome news for users.
The changelog for the update includes:
- Changes to the Share UI with new options and improved photo sharing.
- After Tapping on the share icon in chat windows you will now be able to see six options – to send photo & video; take photo & video; send file (NEW); share contact; send location (NEW); hold & talk.
- Viber now has a built-in photo picker opening by default when you tap on the share icon.
- You can attach one or more photos and send at the same time. Currently, you can only attach one photo and send for the PC version.
- A new sharing menu.
The app version makes a jump from 6.5.1 to 6.6 and is currently rolling out to users. Download the latest update for Viber here.