Audience users of Viber from Russia exceeded 82 million. This is stated in the press release of the company. During the year the number of messenger users increased by 40%.
During the year the number of Russian users of Viber increased by 23.5 million people, or 40,17%. And for the last three months the growth in the number of customers of the company in Russia amounted to 7.9% (plus 6 million users). The possible reasons for such dynamics the company believes the increase in the number of smartphones in the population and active promotion of the messenger.
The total subscriber base of leading Russian operators exceeds 248,6 million people (data for MTS, “MegaFon” and “Beeline” given as at the end of 2016, and for Tele2 in the second quarter of 2016). That is, the Viber messenger is used by every third subscriber of the “big four”.
The most active Viber users from Russia live in Moscow and the Moscow region, Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region, Sverdlovsk and Samara oblasts and Krasnodar Krai.
Viber celebrated not only increase the customer base and increasing user activity. So, for the last six months, the number of messages sent in group chats have increased by 26%, while the number of video calls has increased by 40%. The increase in the number of active users Viber for six months was 10%.
Subscribers of operators “Beeline” and “MegaFon” Viber is the second messenger. It is used, respectively, at 47.6% and 39.7% of the clients of these companies have the software installed to send text messages. And in voting conducted by the magazine Inc.Russia, Viber also on the second place by frequency of use, slightly ahead of the Telegram.