Viber Free Messenger and Phone Calls: Connecting millions worldwide! Write a text message, call, chat and share with anyone, anywhere!Viber is your go-to free messenger, allowing you to message or call anyone in the world through your Internet connection*. Viber's share button allows 'Viber Desktop' users to easily share web sites, Photos and Text directly from the browser.
• Android: 18.104.22.168 (April 26, 2018; 2 months ago ( 2018-04-26) ) • iOS: 8.7.1 (April 21, 2018; 2 months ago ( 2018-04-21) ) • Windows Mobile: 6.6.1 (April 26, 2018; 2 months ago ( 2018-04-26) ) • BlackBerry 10 OS: 22.214.171.1248 (April 23, 2014; 4 years ago ( 2014-04-23) ) Written in // (desktop, using and frameworks), (iOS), (Android) and Website Viber is a and (VoIP) application operated by multinational company, provided as for the,,, and platforms. It requires a telephone number to operate. In addition to instant messaging it allows users to media such as images and videorecords. As of December 2016, Viber had 800 million registered users.
The software was originally developed by -based Viber Media, which was bought by Rakuten in 2014. Since 2017 its corporate name has been Rakuten Viber. It is currently based in. Contents • • • • • • • • Company history [ ] Viber Media was founded in,, in 2010 by and, who are friends from the where they were chief information officers. Marco and Magazinnik are also co-founders of the media and file-sharing client.
The company was run from Israel, with much of its development outsourced to in order to lower labor-costs. It was registered in. Sani Maroli and Ofer Smocha soon joined the company as well. In its first two years of availability, Viber did not generate revenues.
It began doing so in 2013, via user payments for Viber Out voice calling and the Viber graphical messaging 'sticker store'. The company was originally funded by individual investors, described by Marco as 'friends and family'. They invested $20 million in the company, which had 120 employees as of May 2013. On July 24, 2013, Viber's support system was defaced by the. According to Viber, no sensitive user information was accessed. On February 13, 2014, announced they had acquired Viber Media for $900 million. The sale of Viber earned the Shabtai family (, his brother Gilad, and Gilad's son Ofer) some $500 million from their 55.2% stake in the company.
At that sale price, the founders each realized over 30 times return on their investments. Send Sms From Pc To Mobile. Djamel Agaoua became Viber Media in February 2017, replacing co-founder Marco who left in 2015. In July 2017 the corporate name of Viber Media was changed to Rakuten Viber and a new logo was introduced. Its remains Viber Media, based in Luxembourg. Former Viber logo until July 2017 Application [ ] Viber was initially launched for on December 2, 2010, in direct competition with.
It was launched on the platform on July 19, 2012, followed by and on May 8, 2012, and Nokia's, and Samsung's platform on July 24, 2012, by which time the application had 90 million users. In July 2013, a desktop version for and was announced. In August 2013, Viber for was released as a public and in August 2014 a final version.
In June 2016 a -based desktop application for was released in the. Viber is one of the more popular messenger applications in Russia. Features [ ] In July 2012 group messaging and engine were added to both Android and iOS applications.
In December 2012 Viber added 'stickers' to the application. In October 2013, Viber started selling sticker packs. Voice support was officially added for all devices on April 2, 2013.
In December 2013, Viber officially launched Viber Out, a feature that provides users the option to call mobile and landline numbers via without the need for the application. Viber Out was originally released in November only to help victims in the Philippines connect with their loved ones. Viber's desktop version uses TCP and UDP ports 5242, 4244, 5243, 9785, and the standard HTTP/HTTPS ports 80 and 443. In November 2016, Viber launched Public Accounts, to allow brands to engage in promotion and customer service on the platform, with initial partners including, and. The app integrates with and offers s for customer service.
Security [ ] On November 4, 2014, Viber scored 1 out of 7 points on the 's 'Secure Messaging Scorecard'. Viber received a point for encryption during transit but lost points because communications were not encrypted with keys that the provider didn't have access to (i.e. The communications were not ), users could not verify contacts' identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. The service did not provide ), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. The code was not ), the security design was not properly documented, and there had not been a recent independent. On November 14, 2014, the EFF changed Viber's score to 2 out of 7 after it had received an external security audit from 's Advanced Security Centre. On April 19, 2016, Rakuten added end-to-end encryption to their service, but only for one-to-one and group conversations in which all participants are using the latest Viber version for Android, iOS, Windows () or Windows 10 ().
The company said that the had only been audited internally, and promised to commission external audits 'in the coming weeks'. In May 2016, Viber published an overview of their encryption protocol, saying that it is a custom implementation that 'uses the same concepts' as the. Market share [ ] Viber has worldwide more than 900 million active users. In 2016, Viber surpassed in Russia, with 70 million users. By 2018, Viber had reached 100 million users in Russia. See also [ ] • • • References [ ].