It still surprises me that some of my friends who have used Viber chat messenger on their mobile phones do not know its Desktop version is already available. I decided to write this article so the news can be spread further. I first learned about it about two months ago from my Facebook news feed, one of my acquaintances posted the link for Viber Desktop. Here is the link, by the way, if you want to download it: www.viber.com/products/windows/
Since I have sworn off owning a smartphone or any other mobile phone back in April, you can imagine how ecstatic I was to try out Viber’s Desktop version. One important thing you need to know before downloading it and installing it to your PC is that after registering for the Desktop version of the chat messenger, you will receive the 4-digit code on your Viber mobile app.
Messages between Desktop and mobile versions are consolidated and are real-time, of course. No need to worry about missing any text or chat message from your friends and contacts if you tick on “Save messages history when exiting a conversation” from your Viber Desktop Settings > Basics.
Another outstanding feature about the Viber mobile app is the option to merge Facebook contacts (whose mobile numbers aren’t yet listed on your Contacts) who are registered with Viber. You can do this right within your smartphone and the changes will be applied to the installed Desktop version.
Emoticons are available on the Viber’s Desktop version already, though not as many as on its mobile counterpart. Call is enabled on the desktop version as well.
**This post was originally published in RedGage, TheEmpress.
Yesterday I got a text message in Viber from an unregistered number in my contacts list. I was used to getting Viber notifications from friends who have recently installed the said chat messaging mobile app on their smartphones. It was my first time to receive a Viber text notification involving an anonymous number.
I don’t mind getting text messages from someone whom I may already know but just recently changed numbers as long as they are direct with me. However I have a pet peeve with so-called friends who keep themselves anonymous after I’ve asked them to identify themselves. If you wanted to get to someone through text, it’s your job to make yourself known to the person you just sent a message to. That’s the way it’s supposed to work.
What the hell is up with keeping your friend or someone in suspense about your identity? This kind of vapid behavior is giving me very bad vibes about the sender’s character and integrity. I don’t care if it’s a prank or a joke – it’s downright annoying and time-wasting. Prank or not, it tells me a lot about how you deal with other people and how slow and insipid you are.