The popular app Viber, which offers free messaging and HD phone calls over Wi-Fi or 3G, is getting a new feature — video calls.
With the latest version of the app, Viber 5.0 for iOS and Android, you can now make video calls from your phone. The feature is also available from the Viber desktop app for Windows, Windows 8, and OS X.
“We’re delighted to bring video calling to mobile,” Viber CEO Talmon Marco, said in a statement. “Now that you can make video calls from your phone as well as on your PC and Mac, you can always talk in the way that’s most convenient for you, wherever you happen to be.”
Besides video calling, the update brings an easier way to manage your contacts. You can now add friends by simply adding their Viber number or scanning a special QR code.
The update also offers a number of OS-specific enhancements, including photo and video message forwarding and easier sticker pack management on iOS. The Android version has a new design, making the app “easier and more fun,” Viber said.
On the desktop, Viber v4.3 has a new and improved design, a fun backgrounds gallery, and other improvements and bug fixes. Meanwhile, Viber for Windows 8 v3.2 brings an updated snap mode with stickers, emoticons, and notifications, an easier way to search contacts, the ability to see online contacts from the home screen, and PNG support for photo messages.
The update comes after Viber in June announced it now has 100 million-plus active users and more than 360 million unique registered users. Viber estimates more than 200 million people are reachable via the platform at any time.
With the latest version of the app, you can now make video calls from your Android or iOS phone.