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Viber's intuitive interface makes it easy to navigate, letting you start a message or call quickly.
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.
With 3D Touch, the screen responds differently based on how hard you press let, letting you access certain features more directly and quickly.
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.
Both iPhone and iPad users will also be able to more easily start or answer a Skype chat or phone call.
A draft of the country's encryption policy would have made it mandatory for residents to keep all encrypted data, which includes Gmail and WhatsApp, for 90 days.