Popular Russian messenger Viber has launched a new feature for corporate mobile customers. It is available to all users after installation of additional applications Wink and represents the ability to send self-destructing messages/photos/videos in the style of Snapchat.
Function “self-destruct” can be activated for any conversation in Viber by pressing “+” and the button “Send Wink”. Enabling this option will starts the shooting mode photo or video, which will automatically disappear from the timeline after a specified period of time. The user can choose 1, 3, 7, or 10 seconds. To “disappearing” frame you can add a caption. After confirmation of sending, data is sent to the interlocutor. Mode will only work for selected conversations rather than all users in Viber, and can be disabled at any time.
The condition for receiving self-destructing messages – there’s a new version of messenger. If the person has not had time to update Viber, the app will offer to send a link to download the new version, or save the image in the gallery to send off for later.
Another interesting innovation of Viber has become the setting time of file storage. Now users can choose, how many will be stored in the device memory photos and videos. The option is located under More –> Settings –> Multimedia –> Save the file. Messenger allows you to store content week, month, year or all time.
Also in the latest release Viber has information on reading in group chats. App users can see a list of people who have read their message.
According to VTSIOM, messenger Viber is the most popular means of communication in Russia. According to statistics of the organization, prefer Viber 10% of the Russian users.
The Viber app is available for most platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. Download Viber 5.7 for iPhone and iPad is available for free at the link below.
Download Viber for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch [App Store]
Download Viber Wink for iPhone [App Store]