Viber is a communication tool that allows you to send text messages and perform video calls with other users. One of the main issues of Viber is that you will need to create an account on its service. In order to do that, you will need to install the mobile app on your smartphone, which is completely for free.
Once you download the installer and get in into your PC, you will be asked for an activation code, synchronizing your own mobile phone number to your desktop application. You can use both programs simultaneously without any kind of problem. The content of Viber is exactly the same on both versions, so you will be able to use it in your computer just like on your smartphone.
You will be able to use it in your computer just like in your smartphone
This Viber PC client imports the contact list you have on your smartphone, so you won’t need to copy any phone numbers. This way, the user can use it immediately after the installation. Since it is a simple application, the configuration is made automatically, without any user intervention. It is designed for being used by everyone, so the interface is pretty intuitive. You will find the main functions on the left bar, which includes the contact list, recent text messages activity, and an additional function for making calls through VoIP protocol.
Uses of the software
To make use of the Viber PC client, it is not completely necessary for it to be installed on other users’ mobile phones—you can make calls to non-Viber users from your PC, but this service is not free. This function, since it works with our Internet connection, provides high sound quality, but it mostly depends on your connection’s speed. You can use it also to hold video conferences from your computer with other devices connected through 3G or Wi-Fi.
The funny part of Viber is the stickers the application includes. Thanks to these, the expressions of simple emoticons have been enhanced with more attractive images. If you really like to customize your own text messages, you can download additional stickers from your smartphone, and the application syncs the new content.
However, despite the good performance of the Viber PC version, we find it not as complete as we would like. This PC application depends heavily on the app for smartphone: you can’t add new contacts or new stickers without using the mobile software. In this sense, if you don’t use Viber too much on your mobile system, you won’t use it in this desktop version either. Anyway, the main functions are kept the same way and even file sharing and voice transfer is somewhat better than in its original mobile app.
Viber 6.0.5 Features
These are the main features of Viber PC:
- Share text messages and perform high-quality voice calls with other Viber users
- Perfect synchronization with its smartphone version, sharing text messages and images in realtime
- High Definition video conferences from your computer to any compatible device
- It uses VoIP protocol to contact with other non-Viber users
- Customize your conversations with funny stickers and additional content to download
If you want to get more information about Viber's features, you can visit its developers’ official website.
Here you can find Viber PC requirements:
- Operating system: Windows XP SP 3 or above
- CPU: Dual core processor or faster
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- HDD: 90 MB Free space on disk