Viber may not be as popular as Snapchat or LINE or WhatsApp in some parts of the world, but it does have its share of loyal fans and users. And to make them happy, and also to get more new users to join the messaging party, the latest updates to the app may very well appeal to a certain demographic that likes sending really long messages, liking posts, and also having access to chats that are meant for the public eye.
Viber version 5.6 brings several minor updates but ultimately, it adds to the bigger picture of a better messaging service. Because people like “liking” and “hearting” things on social networks, you can now do it on your conversations as well. You’ll see a heart next to the messages sent to you, and if you like what they said/sent, just click on the heart and they’ll get the point.
If you like writing long, and we mean really long, messages, then you’ll be happy to know that your messages can now be up to 7,000 characters on Viber. This is just in case you wanted to send your short story or entire book to a friend and you didn’t want to attach files or links or anything. As for Public Chats, you can now forward them to your friends easily, and if you’re using Viber on an Android tablet, you can also now actually view them.
Viber says they have also improved the video messaging with new features, although they didn’t enumerate what it is. You can update your Viber app now through the Google Play Store.