Sunday , June 24 2018

Viber update hits the Play Store with contact list integration and more


If you’re a user of Viber, the fairly popular cross-platform VOIP and messaging service, then you’ll probably be fairly happy to see the Android app has been updated to version 4.2 with a host of new and fairly useful features.

In particular, Viber has rolled out the following:

  • Block any number or contact from calling you
  • Send up to 10 photos at a time, instead of one
  • Message or call via Viber directly from your Android contact list (no need to go hunting in the app)
  • Customise your notification sounds
  • New media gallery within conversation view

Of course, there’s the obligatory “improvements and fixes” as well, which probably means they’ve just knocked a few bugs on the head. The update makes Viber into a much more viable phone replacement, as you can access the main features directly from your contact list, and anyone you don’t want to hear from, you can just block them. Easy.

Check it out on the Play Store today:

Viber Messenger
Viber Messenger
Price: Free+

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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