Viber Introduces Video Calls

Posted on Nov 11, 2014
By Gaurav Aidasani

You can now use Viber to make video calls.

Early this year, Viber was bought by Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten. Since then it has spread its wings by implementing voice calling on mobile. Now it is outdoing itself by introducing video calling on its Android and iOS apps.

 Viber had previously offered video calling facility from its desktop apps, but this is the first time it is taking the plunge in the video calling on mobile space. Viber CEO Talmon Marco says that it took two years of work and testing to bring this experience to mobile. He says that while the service will support video calling on even the most basic connections, it is obvious that a weak signal will not product HD-videos.

Another new feature of Viber 5.0 introduced for Android and iOS is sharing of contact details through QR codes. If you meet someone new and you want to share contact details with you, you can simply scan their QR code using your phone.