Most popular in Russia, messenger Viber seeks to solve the problem with advertising messages. In the new version of mobile client is implemented better handling of spam.
Service users Viber linked account to the phone number, has long suffered from spammers. Through the spam in instant messaging applications are moving not only specific goods and services anonymous sellers, but also quite well-known and respectable brands. To solve the service has implemented a number of specialized algorithms, the blocking mass message sending. The new version of iOS apps index 5.5.1 aims to free users from unwanted items.
Earlier in response to users ‘ complaints of spam Viber suggested to install antivirus software, on both Android devices and iPhone with iPad. On the official website of the Russian branch of the company appeared manual: administration of the messenger warned users from referrals received from unknown numbers and encouraged to forward suspicious messages to the number +7 (985) 501-66-65. As effective measures to combat spam Viber offered to install antivirus for iOS.
Note that in the early years of the Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia (FAS) has officially regarded as as spam by messengers to the SMS-spam and recognized this as a violation of the law. Unfortunately, precedents of accountability messenger-spammers have not yet been. To create a precedent, experts recommend to victims of spammers to appeal to the state authorities (Federal Antimonopoly service, Federal service and Roskomnadzor), and claims they can help professionals Society of consumer protection.
According to VCIOM data, messenger Viber has become the most popular means of communication in Russia. According to statistics of the organization, Viber prefer 10% of the Russian users.
The Viber app is available for most platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. Download Viber 5.5.1 for iPhone and iPad is available for free at the link below.
Download Viber for iPhone and iPad [App Store]