Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated 3 days ago

Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

Viber allows you to make free calls, video chat, and send free text messages from your Android device to anyone who has the app installed.

What can you do with Viber?

Viber works in a similar way to Skype, using VOIP to let you audio and video chat for free with other Viber users over 3G or WiFi. It also supports free text messaging, like WhatsApp Messenger, allowing you to send and receive short messages from your Viber friends.

There are plenty of features within the chat interface of Viber that help to liven up your conversations. You can send photos and videos, share your location, add emoticons, and choose from a range of fun stickers to insert into the conversation.

You can customize the background of the messaging screen, choosing a photo from your collection or taking a new one. This background isn't shared with the person you're talking to, however.

Another boon of Viber is its support for syncing with the desktop versions of Viber for Windows and Mac. Messages and chat history are now totally synced, and you can even transfer live calls from your phone to the desktop app. Viber can be used across tablet and phone devices simultaneously.

Viber includes a Hold&Talk feature, allowing you to send instant voice messages in real time. This is a feature that was popularized by apps like Voxer and Zello, and which is also built into WhatsApp. It's fun to play with and adds a new dimension to your chats.

How to use Viber

Unlike Skype, you don't need to sign up to Viber to use it. You just register your phone number once, and you'll receive an SMS message with a code. Enter this code into Viber and that's it.

All of your phone contacts are automatically imported into the app, and any new friends can be instantly added using their Viber username or by scanning an on-screen QR code. The Viber logo is displayed next to any contact who also has it installed. You can then just click on their name to call them for free - regardless of where in the world they are, or even what phone they are using. If a contact does not have Viber installed, you can still ring them through the app, although you will get charged at the cost of a regular call.

The Viber interface is very clearly laid, making it very obvious how to use the app. Push notifications also ensure that you don't miss any messages or activity.

The quality of calls with Viber is generally very good, and rivals Skype - although of course, quality isn't usually as crisp as a cellular call.

The verdict

Viber is just about the perfect chat app for your mobile. It looks fantastic, makes it easy to chat with friends for free, and is a lot of fun to use!

With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely.

With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 606 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over Wifi or 3G - for free.* You can create group messages with up to 200 participants. Viber Out credits can be used to make calls to non-Viber mobile and landline numbers at low rates. Viber is available for many smartphones and platforms.

Viber is compatible with and optimized for Android tablets. Use Viber on your tablet and phone simultaneously.
On Viber, your phone number is your ID. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have Viber.

• Message your friends
• Make free phone and video calls with HD sound quality
• Share photos, video messages, voice messages, locations, contact info, rich links, stickers and emoticons
• Download stickers and animated stickers from the Sticker Market; sort and reorder your stickers.
• Create group messages with up to 200 participants; manage your group chats as an Admin, editing info and deleting participants.
• Follow Public Chats – get on the inside with your favorite personalities; watch their conversations unfold in real-time, ‘like’ comments and share multi-media content
• Play games with Viber characters, Violet and Legcat; see how many coins you can earn
• Android Wear support – send and receive messages from your watch
• Push notifications guarantee that you never miss a message or call, even when Viber is off
• Integration with native contact list for calls and messages
• Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows and Mac

(*) Network data charges may apply


  • Very simple to use
  • Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber
  • Decent call quality
  • Send photos and videos
  • Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats
  • Group messaging with up-to 100 people
  • Hold & Talk feature


  • You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber

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