With video calling feature on its iOS and Android apps, Viber had just came-out targeting and competing with Skype, as its technology now allows you to make video calls for both local and international too (PC to PC, PC to mobile).
“We’re delighted to bring video calling to mobile”, said Talmon Marco, Viber CEO. “Now you can make video calls from your phone as well as on the desktop, they can always talk in the way that’s most convenient for them, wherever they happen to be”, Marco said.
Earlier, its applications provided only free voice calls and text messages. Later, the video calling feature was provided for desktop application. And when the Viber has released its update version 5.0 which was supported for video calling on Android and iOS platform. Henceforth, both Android and iOS users will be able to make free video/voice calls around the world.
Viber Version 5.0 is applicable on Android device 4.0 or above and iOS 6 or later. You can share video calls between desktop and mobile. You can even make a call to a landline but you need to pay for it. For desktop application you can download here, for iPhones – here.
The technique used behind Viber is Voice Over IP (VOIP) which delivers voice communication and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This application was initially developed for the smartphones where the users are offered to make a free calls and also messages. While the other communication networks are charged potentially.
If you want to try out the Viber app on your PC, you need to add your phone number to connect on to the system (PC).
Some of the features of Viber:
- Text your friends
- Make free calls
- Video message, voice message, photo sharing, group chat
- Locations, stickers, emoticons
- Download more stickers from sticker market
- Available in many languages
- Sync with contact lists for calls and messages
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