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Send free messages as well as make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!
The feature is part of the Viber 5.0 release, which also includes a refreshed design on Android and a new photo-forwarding feature on iOS.
The Android version of the messaging app no longer sends images and videos without encryption protection, and an iOS fix has been submitted, the company says.
Researchers demonstrate that a widely used mobile chat app not only sends some kinds of data in the open, it also stores it publicly online.
The Japanese e-commerce giant says that the maker of popular voice and messaging apps "perfectly complements" its digital strategy.
The popular messaging app appears to have switched on its promised voice calling feature, with some users reporting the functionality appearing in the latest app build.
Mobile video service Rounds raises $12 million, giving it a bit more ammunition to compete in the messaging app world.
WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other instant messaging apps appear to have won the day over Samsung's own-brand effort.
Instead of seeing the support page for the popular messaging app, users see a banner that says, "Dear All Viber Users, the Israeli-based 'Viber' is spying and tracking you."
"You've been hacked" messages appear at CNBC, the Boston Globe and UK newspapers. The attack comes through an Internet address hijacking involving startup Gigya.
The company hopes the new video messaging app will be used more frequently than regular Skype and will give Microsoft a better showing in the mobile market.