Popular Russian messenger Viber announced a major update of the official client. In the list of changes release 6.0 index under the stated end-to-end data encryption, hidden chat rooms, “likes” to photos and verified contacts. The update is already available for download on devices running iOS.
With the release of the new version of Viber included for users end encryption of the communication. This algorithm assumes that the data will be accessible only by the participants of the conversations, and receive data people would not be able even in the company itself. Coverage applies to personal and group chats, and voice calls and send photo and video.
The company noted that at the moment encryption end-to-end is available in a limited number of countries, and after successful testing will be widespread. The technology will work on any mobile device provided that they installed Viber 6.0.
In the new version of the messenger, the developers introduced the feature of hidden chats. Users can now hide any chat, and no one will know about its existence. Function is activated by a swipe gesture on the list of chats. Access to a hidden correspondence can be obtained after entering a PIN that only the user knows the application.
In addition, Viber 6.0 verified contacts. Particular level of security allows the user to be sure that the interviewee is not compromised. In addition, the developers reduced the app size and added likes to the photo. Mark your favorite images without leaving the viewing mode.
According to VTSIOM, messenger Viber is one of the most popular means of communication in Russia. Viber on their own statistics, the audience of service in Russia more than 60 million users. Today, the messenger ranks second in the nation in number of mobile audience, ahead of only the social network “Vkontakte”.
The Viber app is available for most platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. Download Viber 6.0 for iPhone and iPad is available for free at the link below.
Download Viber for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch [App Store]