Viber overhauled for WP8, adds Sticker Market support

Well it seems like the popular messaging service Viber has been updated for Windows Phone 8, with some great new features, that puts it (almost) on par with that of other platforms. Check out the Press Release further on to find out what’s new:

SINGAPORE – January 29, 2014, Viber (www.viber.com) announced today the launch of Viber 4.0 on Windows Phone 8, an important update that brings the latest Viber features to Microsoft’s mobile platform including the popular Viber Sticker Market.

The new version is a major step towards bringing the Windows Phone 8 version of Viber in-line with other versions of the app. It includes:

  • “Seen” status lets users know their messages have been viewed
  • “Last online” status lets users know when contacts are online
  • Descriptions can be added to photos
  • Improved quality of photo thumbnails in conversations
  • Viber notification sounds will be used for incoming push notifications
  • Ability to hide notification content
  • Emoji to emoticon translation to ensure cross platform compatibility
  • Improved app speed, making resuming and loading much faster
  • Enhanced delivery of push notifications despite platform limitations

“Over the last several months, we have taken significant steps to make the full Viber experience available across as many platforms as possible, and today’s release for Windows Phone 8 is another step along that path,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. “This update is part of our constant efforts to innovate and iterate new versions of Viber that provide additional functionality and make the platform even more enjoyable and useful to our users.”

The new version of Viber can be downloaded from: http://viber.com/windowsphone

Thanks again, Isabelle and Raphael, for the tip!

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