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Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

Viber is an instant message and VoIP application with cross-platform capabilities and an emphasis on privacy and security. Viber is made by Rakuten, Inc., a multinational internet company headquartered in  Setegaya , Tokyo, Japan.

Viber allows instant messaging with features like the capacity to share photos, gifs, stickers, videos  and  emoticons. The chat app also supports voice or video either as chat messages or over VoIP. Connecting desktop and smartphone chat, Viber supports iOS, Android, Windows XP and up, Mac OS 10.7 and up, as well as Linux Fedora and Ubuntu. The software also enables switching calls and chats between mobile and desktop.

Viber supports extensions for capabilities that allow users to do more without leaving chats. Extensions exist for finding restaurants, performing searches and sharing music and video.

The chat program offers businesses direct marketing and helps them attract users with promotional opportunities like stickers, ads, communities and direct marketing messages. When customers are interested, transitioning from marketing to selling is enabled with e-commerce integration. Viber currently has over a billion users and supports over two million interactions every minute, according to the company.

This was last updated in April 2018

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