Viber hits 200m users, and became a head-to-head Skype challenger as it launches desktop applications for both Windows and Mac OS X that feature support for video calls (in beta). Viber for Windows lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!
Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your PC.
To date, Viber has been focused squarely on making its service available on as many mobile platforms as possible, releasing apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian and even Samsung’s Bada. But today marks the release of Viber Desktop for PC and Mac, desktop versions of the service that integrate with the existing, aforementioned mobile versions of the app. It also comes with the same dead-simple setup process that employs a user’s phone number as their ID.
Desktop users will be able to transfer calls between Viber Desktop and mobile apps with a single click or tap, sync received and sent messages, and be able to delete conversations on whichever device they choose.
Crucially, Viber Desktop for the first time allows users to make video calls.This new (beta) feature lets users make desktop-to-desktop video calls to other Viber users for now, but the company will likely bring the functionality to mobile platforms in the future.
The launch of the desktop apps is not the only product-related announcement Viber is making today, however, as it is also rolling out Viber 3.0, a major update to both the Android and iOS versions of the communications service, and a new app for BlackBerry that ensures voice calling as well as compatibility with Viber Desktop.
In addition, Viber’s Android application now features a completely redesigned “Holo” interface and a number of other, Android-specific optimizations.
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