Viber for Windows 10 Mobile starts rolling out to beta testers

Viber has started making the Windows 10 Mobile version of its popular messaging app available for beta testers who previously signed up to try it out.

Members of the Windows Central forums have reported receiving the new Viber app, which has the version number of 6.0. They also report that some features, such as video calling, are not yet implemented in this beta build. One forum member, "maya77" included a screenshot of Viber 6.0.

Another Viber tester in the forums, "Replicant01", stated:

I am also on Viber 6.0 for Windows 10 Mobile since yesterday, and I am having mostly positive impressions so far. My only issue is that my live tile counter for new messages in the Viber live tile is not displaying new messages at all, thus my lock screen counter for new Viber messages is not displaying anything, and neither is glance screen.My Lumia 950 is vibrating on incoming messages, banners are also displayed correctly, everything else is working fine. But in case I don't see the banner or don't hear / feel the sound or vibration, I am not aware of new messages, I have to wake up the device and look in the action center...

It appears that the beta version is just for Windows 10 Mobile; Viber has yet to make the app available for Windows 10 PC testers. The company said it would release a universal app for both platforms a year ago.

Thanks again to our forum members for the tips!

John Callaham