Viber, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, arrives on Windows 8 with nifty features

If you are a Viber user, here’s great news for you! The company has just announced Viber for Windows 8, bringing the leading messaging and VoIP platform with over 200 million users to tablet and desktop devices running Windows 8.1.

Viber users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, and make free HD-quality calls over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With Viber Out users can also make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world.

Viber for Windows 8

Designed from the ground-up for Windows 8, the app includes several features exclusive to the platform. Apart from the obvious addition of Live Tiles and Lock screen notifications, Viber for Windows 8 has neat additions like:

  • Pin Viber conversations to the Start screen
  • Snap Viber to the side of the screen with Snap View
  • Search for Viber contacts using the Search charm
  • Toast Notifications so you don’t miss a message or call
  • Change languages regardless of your system language

Viber for Windows 8 and the latest versions of the Viber apps on other platforms have been designed to allow you to use Viber on multiple devices. On Viber, your phone number is your ID. When you fire Viber for Windows 8 for the first time, you need to set it up with the phone number with which you use Viber on your smartphone. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have Viber.

 “Windows 8 is an exciting platform to develop for, and brings a whole new set of UI elements and unique functionality to Viber for the first time. We are excited to support Viber users on Windows 8 and this is part of our commitment to wide, cross platform availability.”- Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber

Download Viber for Windows 8 for free from Windows Store. Tell us how you like the app, and which is your preferred messaging and VoIP app?

Abhishek Baxi