Viber releases version 4.0

Viber has announced the release of version 4.0 of its platform on iPhone and Android.

Version 4.0 includes a Sticker Market to make the App even more fun and Live Push To Talk messaging for instant communication.

This is an important update to the platform since it brings two, new core features including a brand new Sticker Market with many new stickers available for free and for purchase, and a new Push To Talk feature for instant voice messaging. The release also provides support for Android tablets, taking advantage of the new form factor. Additionally, this is the first release in which Viber will introduce a monetization feature to its millions of users.

“This version of Viber is all about expressing yourself in more fun, exciting ways. Our new Sticker Market offers over 1000 unique, fun, expressive characters, many of which were designed specifically for our users in Asia,” said Talmon Marco, CEO, Viber.

“Also, we are the first of the major messaging services to add Live Push To Talk, streamed instantly between users. No sending, no waiting,” added Marco.

Viber users have reacted enthusiastically to the stickers the company has already released, including Viber’s signature character – Violet. As part of today’s release, the company unveiled Mayo and Blu, two new featured characters, as well as many more new personalities that expand the cast of playful stickers Viber users can share with their friends.

Typically, Push To Talk is a four-step process – record, send, download, play. Viber does all four at the same time. This way, the average response time to a 15 second message is 4-6 seconds, rather than 45-60 seconds.

“This is the most exciting release we’ve had for Viber since we launched the platform. Today’s updated version brings a vast new range of features and functionality to Viber,” said Talmon Marco.

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