Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps with more than 711 million unique users worldwide, today announces complete end-to-end encryption across all devices. Image Credit: NeuroGadget
Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps with more than 711 million unique users worldwide, today announces complete end-to-end encryption across all devices. Image Credit: NeuroGadget
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Viber Inc. has rolled out an update for its Android and iOS users, bringing new features. The big highlights are the addition of gif image support, and the much needed backup and restore feature.

The new update allows manual saving of text history, so users can restore all the messages in case reinstall the app for various reasons.

According to Viber’s Blog, “The latest update to Viber for iOS and Android lets users manually back up their text message history to their cloud service (iCloud or Google Drive) and then restore it to the same phone number, even if it is being activated on a new device, as long as it’s the same operating system.”

Just like Messenger, Viber now lets users send animated gif images during conversations, instead of a mundane text reply.

Viber integrated with Western Union for money transfer among users across more than 200 countries.
Viber integrated with Western Union for money transfer among users across more than 200 countries.

Furthermore, it also integrated Western Union tech for money transfer among users across more than 200 countries. It lets users send cash to a Western Union agent in these countries, where it can then be picked up.

Alternatively, users can also send directly to bank accounts, but that feature is exclusive only to 50 countries. For iOS users, there’s also the additional Apple Watch OS support, for running the app on Apple’s smartwatch.

The blog also stated that, “the juicy updates with regards to GIFs will soon be coming to Viber for Desktop – and it’s going to totally transform the way you chat on the messaging platform.