Viber announced today the launch of Viber on Windows 8, bringing the leading messaging and VoIP platform to tablet and desktop devices running the latest Windows OS. The new version has been designed from the ground-up for Windows 8, bringing the app in line with the unique design language of the platform.
Importantly, the app includes several Windows 8 only features. Alongside live tiles and lock screen notifications, Viber for Windows 8 also features:
- 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
- “Windows 8 Toast Notifications” guarantee that you never miss a message or call
- Change languages regardless of your system language
- Viber messaging, free calls, stickers, and seamless integration and call transfers between mobile and desktop versions of Viber
“This is the natural next step for Viber following our support for Windows Phone 8, bringing a fully compatible and custom designed version of Viber to Microsoft’s touch-friendly OS,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of 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.”
It’s great to see that Viber has released a Windows 8 app with great unique features.
The new version of Viber can be downloaded from: http://www.viber.com or from the Windows Store.
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Viber is developed by Viber Media, a pioneering mobile messaging and VoIP company. Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Viber users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality calls, communicate with Push-To-Talk on iPhone®, Android phones and tablets,™ Windows Phone, Blackberry®, Windows®, Windows 8®, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. Now, Viber Out enables users to make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world. With more than 200 million users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features.