Viber, the country’s leading messaging app, is upping the ante for photo and video sharing with the launch of a brand new companion app.
Called Viber Wink, the new app – which can be downloaded free from your app store – allows the over 664 million users of Viber worldwide to take photos and short videos up to 10 seconds long, and share the same with friends and family within a time limit. The good thing about it is that the app’s timer function gives you the option to limit the amount of time your photo or video can be viewed by the recipient – anywhere from 1 to 10 seconds – after which it will be deleted. This means you can now send hilarious and even embarrassing stuff to a certain recipient – then watch it disappear, without fearing that it will be shared and re-shared to others. But you can also choose not to set a time limit, in which case the material will be sent as a normal photo or video.
With Viber Wink, you can send and share instantly to any of your Viber contacts. The message will appear within your normal Viber conversations and can be viewed once by the recipient (if that’s what you want) even if they don’t have the Viber Wink app. After the recipient has seen the message, it will disappear based on the selected time limit – so they better be fast because the message can disappear in the wink of an eye.
It’s clear that users want more control over their messages, and this can be gleaned from the highly positive reception of the recent “delete message” feature from the app which allows senders to remotely delete messages even after they have been sent. With Wink, Viber has created another cool and fun way of putting users in charge, encouraging everyone to share more – even those moments that they don’t really wish to treasure forever!
Use Wink for free on iPhone®, Android™. Wink requires Viber version 5.7 to work. Viber v5.7 offers enhanced Group Chat features, including the ability to see detailed information about which of your friends have read your message. Check out www.viber.com for more information and updates.
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