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Viber for Windows Phone 8 submitted to the store, should be available soon

Viber for Windows Phone 8 is still on the way, but we're now almost there. According to TruTower, the Viber team has submitted the app to the Windows Phone Store and expects it to be available in the next few days. We previously looked at CEO Talmon Marco confirming that Viber is indeed coming soon to Windows Phone, and now the same soul has revealed that the app has indeed been submitted.

We'll be sure to fire up an article when the app is live on the store with a quick walkthrough on what's new for consumers to take advantage of. Should you be eagerly awaiting voice support, you won't have to wait much longer. Also note that this release will not be exclusive to Lumia devices through the Nokia Collection, but will instead be available for all Windows Phone 8 devices

via: TruTower; thanks to everyone who tipped us!

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

104 Comments
  • Finally! :)
  • This may very well be the app that Joe Belfiore teased for this previous Monday.
  • He actually confirmed on Twitter that it was Temple Run. But still, a lot of people seem to want this, so this is great!! Loving the momentum lately.
  • He didn't confirm that it was Temple Run. If anything, he made it clear that it wasn't Temple Run. He mentioned that Temple Run suffered from that tile issue because it was rushed to release to time it with the other games, which clearly means it wasn't slated for release on Monday.
    Edit: never mind, just saw a thread in the forums with one of his tweets that confirmed Temple Run was in fact that fun app.
  • Yes he did check his twitter
  • What will Viber do that Skype won't...eventually?
  • on skype when we call friends on android or ios then they need to be online on the app, but on viber we can call even if they have not app open, it such an big advantage for me, I m so happy its coming soon
     
  • Yes! Another app checked of the list
  • ^This
  • Is this like whatsapp or skype?
  • Skype.
  • Actually both :) You can also chat with it.
  • no,video call, right?
  • Finally, now tango too please.
  • Didn't Tango recently come out and say they had no current plans for WP8?
  • Yep, so I will not support them
  • EXACTLY! There needs to be way more of this!  ^^
  • at the moment they have no plans for it, but if many user request for it, I'm sure they will develop it sooner than later
  • instagram have many user request for it also but they turn a deaf ear to their users.. lol
    Dump Instagram haha lets go PhotoPlay wooohooo
  • I am enjoying photoplay, my handle is "montel22" add me i will do the same.
  • Seems i can not find you
  • Nice!
  • Superb
  • Yay.....
  • This has been great week for Windows
  • thx God whewwwww! now give us a major fcbk update and my apps problem are done!! Instagram will surely come is just a matter of when not if
  • Amazing that Viber will be available for all Windows Phone 8 devices.
  • One app less in the list, Only instagram, snapchat and few banking apps left in my list. Once the next update (blue) release with atleast top 25 feature requests listed  + 1080p support  means nothing infront of wp to compare by end of this year.
  • still coming soon :s .. wondering when will i see its avaliable 
  • Wells Fargo get off your bum and make an app!!
  • +1
  • +2
  • http://wmpoweruser.com/walls-fargo-working-on-a-windows-phone-app/ hope its 7.x compatible too.
  • +3
  • +4
  • Viber call is coming? Right?
  • Obviously this is what they have been planning on doing for a long time. Now is the time that it is implemented :)
  • obviously, viber messenger is already available on wp8, so the v calls sould follow...
  • Does Viber do WiFi calling?
  • Yup
  • Finally a usable app and not a game!
  • Agree!
  • Facebook next...
  • I 2nd that...after viber is released fcbk is next for my check list
  • I feel left out of the loop. What's viber?
  • Lol. It's an app that lets you call or message fellow viber users - for free.
  • So like every service that stays the internet right
  • Yes
  • YES! YES! YES!
  • Guys, there was a Grovveshark app in the MP before which was later pulled. Its strange MS allows wrappers to the website but don't get your hopes up as they will not allow this. Since this app uses a hacked API and not official access. It would be great if MS would accept it but in general they are very strict regarding these type of apps. Its a direct competitor of xbox music and spotify, and unfair since its illegal and without groovesharks permission. non the less, great work by the developer.
  • I have a Viber beta 2.1. So, this is an actual release?
  • i believe that v2.1 is Viber Messenger?
  • But Viber is already in the store
  • Which Viber is in the store? Viber Messenger is in the store, and Viber Voice is in the Nokia WP7 store. Viber for WP8 is not in the store though. Read the title and article.
  • Very good, now my aunt from Sweden will hassle all the time damn. Love you aunt, just kidding.
  • Weeeeeee  :)
  • Sideloaded nokia's viber on my Samsung Omnia w
  • How did you sideload it on the Omnia W? Do you have a dev account. More importantly, how did you get the xap?
  • Pardon me. Heathcliff74 released Interop Unlock for Omnia W a while back. After you unlock it you can use HomeBrew apps such as Market Config or market select to replace your Samsung store with nokias store and you'll be able to download Nokia exclusive apps.. Though some apps like camera extras, Nokia drive, city lens won't work on our Omnia.. Viber works fine. You can go here www.wp7roottools.com and click on the download section and download the first file "interop unlock for Samsung 2nd Gen devices" you'll have the instructions in the file.. If you have any doubt feel free to mail me at surajdazz@live.com and make a donation to heathcliff74! That guy rocks!
  • I hope this isn't the big app that was supposed to be announced Monday?
  • That app was already announced dude, it was temple run. Doh! So stop waiting.
  • wow. that was the big app? im still waiting... wtf !
  • The big "app" is still yet to come.  It's brewing right now and I just took some metamucil.  It will be out soon.  Stay tuned!
  • The app Bellfore or whatever his name was taliking about was indeed Temple Run.
  • No! That temple run shite was the big app apparently. This actually is a big deal, viber is very important!
  • Temple run is doodoo on WP. So glitchy. I can't see how Microsoft would be proud to announce it. I would be embarrassed.
  • So many people have been asking for it.
  • "soon" might be tricky :)
  • +1
  • Well it's about time and none of this exclusive @#$% this time! Finally!
  • Viber is already available? Been available for a LONG time https://t.co/LZociPSbXf
  • Show us idiots where Viber for Windows Phone 8 is available? We all must be under a rock :/
  • That link shows Viber Messenger. You're saying Viber is available, where is it?
  • http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/viber-messenger/f4631757-d1f...
  • Viber messenger doesn't have calling feature. Viber is already on Nokia WP7 but not for WP8 yet.
  • What's so special about viber?
  • Great. Fcbk / Skype update and a little instagram to calm the waves and I'm a happy WP user. Not that I'm not now but it can be better :)
  • I've got it on my phone, got it from the marketplace months ago. . . http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/viber-messenger/f4631757-d1f...
  • This link is for viber messenger. Keyword is messenger. The one being released is a voice app like Skype. Glad it is out soon.
  • Oh how stupid all of us have been...
  • That's just a messenger, Viber is calls aswell.
     
  • This article makes it seem like viber just has never been present on windows phone, its not like that. Chances are, the app that has been submitted is an update for "Viber Messenger"
  • Viber hasn't been avaible, Viber consists of VoIP, text messaging, photo sharing video sharing, group messenger.
    Having 1 part of a service is like having none of it at all, could simply use whatsapp for messaging.
    It must be a new app.
  • Its sad when the author has to deliberately say the app will be available to all windows phones, so sick of all the Nokia exclusives.
  • Or Nokia could not pay developers and would never see the apps released ever...
  • awesome best news ever, viber is the only app I had missed so much, absolutly amazing love uu viber plz come up before wednsday, their CEO said if it doesn't make before wednsday then it won't make this week
  • I'm glad for the windows momentum. Brings a smile to my face.
  • I don't know what all the hype about viber is for. Been using it for a while (the full package, not just the messenger), but I wouldn't say I'm all that fond of it. Feels kind of sluggish and there is no option to pin the conversations to start. It always opens with the recent calls list, which is mildly irritating. It also has to load itself every time you open it again. Hoping that Skype will be a lot more "native" than this when/if it finally gets released on WP 8.
  • This app, just literally brought 2 more family members to the 920 and 1 to an 820...The other two love the 920 but still holding out till Instagram arrives. 
     
    Considering recent reports that Blackberry is lacking in sales and people aren't buying into it...I get this feeling that developers were waiting to see the reaction towards BB before commiting to WP.  Either way, glad the 'A-list' apps are finally rolling in.
  • Yes but will the call function be in place? They keep saying it is "coming soon". I don't want it if I can't call...
  • too bad for 7.8 devices.. i think we're left alone with these great apps
  • Do any of you guys have the closest approximation of its actual availability on store for download? I am,desperately wainting for viber upgrade!
  • What's the complaint about 7.8 devices? I mean viber is already available - well, for lumias at least. Using it on an 800 with 7.8. Though it might be a Nokia exclusive app, I have no idea. But I seem to recall when the full app was available outside the Nokia collection as well.
  • Capital One bring your support to Windows Phone or at least port the app.
  • Need Google apps, Facebook app, Vine, Pinterets, Instagram, Angry Birds Star Wars, banking/airline apps.
  • angry birds star wars got released the same day as ios and android versions
  • Alright, Angry Birds SW is out already. Airline apps, like which specifically? Because there are several. Plus an app called Skyscanner that helps you find and book flights.
    Pinterest... nope, but at least one of the apps is just a pinterest web wrapper.
    FB? who knows...
    IG? Who knows
    Which brings me to google. I need you to really feel me on this, other than youtube, and I still think MetroTube is better,  there is no google app that isn't already covered, and covered VERY well by WP, and or Nokia.
    Search is covered, and despite the odd complaints about it I am really happy about Bing search on WP. especially when you mix in music search, local scout, barcode searching, word translation, and the movie search local search, and news when you swipe from the main Bing screen. Maps, to me are just fine. But one thing I miss from having google maps on my HTC Kaiser running WM (yes, Windows MOBILE 6.X) was that it showed traffic obstructions. Nokia here maps has that online, but not on devices yet.
    Just my personal feeling; F*ck google for taking the stance they've DECIDED to take, but thank you anyway. I'm glad to not have them on board now.
  • You can try to rationalize the lack of those HUGE name apps all you like, but it doesn't change the fact that for the average smartphone buyer it's a huge negative.
  • what is average smarthphone buyer? There is more than 1,5 billion smarthphones sold, and for example instagram has combined 100 000 downloads, so no average smarthphone buyer doest care about such an apps, not saying that we don't need those apps, I personally have missed viber so much but now viber comes and I m so happy
     
     
  • Its now Monday here in NZ and this was written on Saturday... I don't think viber is legit anymore I have lost faith in them ever doing anything on time! Sort it out viber!
  • +1
  • Where is our Viber?
  • .....Viber team has submitted the app to the Windows Phone Store and expects it to be available in the next few days.......
     
    10,20 or 30 days????
    Oh sorry I did not expect ! :)
    available in stores :)
  • Is there something about these messengers that I just don't understand?  Viber, Kik, Whatsapp. I see posts about these messenger services all of the time and I don't get it. I just don't get the point.  I have calling and unlimited texting on my device.  Someone enlighten me please.