Viber launches new companion app, 'Viber Wink' that allows users to send photos or videos for a specific amount of time
India - 23 December, 2015 - Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, today announces the launch of a new companion app called Viber Wink, which allows users to send a photo or short video which will disappear after being seen only once by the recipient.
How It Works
Free to download from your app store, Viber Wink allows you to take a photo or a short video up to 10 seconds. You can add text to your photo if desired. Wink then gives you the option to set a timer so that your message will delete in 1, 3, 7 or 10 seconds after being viewed by the recipient. (You can also choose not to set a time limit, in which it will be sent as a normal photo or video.) Send the photo or video to any of your Viber contacts. The message will appear within your normal Viber conversations and can be viewed once by the recipient even if they don’t have the Viber Wink app. After they have seen the message, it will disappear based on the selected time limit.
“It’s clear to us that our users want more control over their messages,” said Ofir Eyal, head of product at Viber. “A good example was the highly positive reception to our recent ‘delete message’ feature, which allows you to remotely delete messages even after they have been sent. Wink is another example of putting users in charge, but in a fun way. We hope that Wink actually encourages users to share more by letting them control how their photos and videos are received -- particularly those moments that you may not wish to treasure forever!”
Beginning today, people can begin using Wink for free on iPhone®, Android™. Wink requires Viber version 5.7 Viber to work, which is also available today. Viber v5.7 offers enhanced Group Chat features, including the the ability to see detailed information about which of your friends have read your message.
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