Viber updates Android and iPhone apps with Push to Talk, ViberOut and more


Instant messaging app, Viber, has launched the updated version (version 4.0) of its platform on Android and iPhone. New version brings new core features including a new Push To Talk feature for instant voice messaging, ViberOut – A paid calling service, and a new Sticker Market for downloading free and paid stickers to monetise the service.

With the introduction of Push To Talk, Viber users will be able to send short voice messages to each other. Viber claims that its Push To Talk feature is significantly better than that of other messaging apps.

The new version of Viber also offers support for Android tablets, with the new user interface taking advantage of the tablet form factor. The tablet-optimised interface of Viber works in a way similar to the app's desktop version, bringing the user's mobile contacts to the tablet and offering full synchronisation with messages and calls on the other devices. The Android version brings improved notifications for Android 4.0 and above, and offers the ability to use Viber messaging while on a Viber call.