Skip to main content

Viber to add end-to-end encryption to desktop and Windows 10 apps

Fans of the Viber messaging service have some good news and bad news on the Windows side. The good news is that it will be adding end-to-end encryption to many of its messaging apps, including its Windows desktop and the upcoming Windows 10 app. However, that support is not coming to the current Windows Phone version.

In a blog post, Viber stated:

Today we're excited to announce that our users will be able to securely communicate across all of their devices through end-to-end encryption. We have been working on this for a long time and are proud that our users can confidently use Viber without fear of their messages being intercepted - whether it is in a one-to-one or group message, on a call, on desktop, mobile or tablet.

However, that's not completely true. An FAQ page on the new end-to-end encryption feature states:

Note that Viber for Windows Phone 8 will not support the new security features. It will continue to secure calls and messages through standard encryption methods.

In addition, the Viber app for Windows 8 tablets and PCs will no longer be supported at all. Viber just started closed beta testing on the upcoming Windows 10 universal app for PCs and smartphones a few days ago.

Download Viber for Windows Phone

QR: Viber

  • Nice, indeed!
  • Great
    Now need it for hike too
  • Why don't they add the ****** video calling ?
  • They likely will be in the universal app they're developing. Since it's in closed beta now, who knows what they've implemented already +640 on Windows10Mobile
  • Along with UWP version
  • Following WhatsApp
  • I'm sure it means nothing in Russia. Its good WhatsApp didnt follow them there
  • Video calling?
  • Why not imo available for wp?
  • Because wp is becoming outdated and they want to allocate all their resources for Windows 10 Mobile instead of WP8.1 :p +640 on Windows10Mobile
  • Wait I just realised I misread the comment. Imo?
  • I tired to tell my cousins I dont have imo & facetime. Because I "different" phone
  • Yes. Why the developers are not building Imo app...?
  • Maybe add video call frst