Today, Viber is rolling out a brand new update that brings the ability to share short video messages with your friends list, as well as integrations with third-party services like Giphy and Wikipedia, and redesigned emoticons.
Let’s start with the most significant change. Now, with just a tap, you can record a 30 second video, which you can share with your friends list.Europe, are you ready?
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The new feature is integrated into the chat window, and can be reached by swiping on the voice message button. But before you do, there’s a couple of things to note. Namely, the videos are limited to thirty seconds, and are cropped into a circular shape. Unlike Snapchat, there’s no expiration date.
Viber also now boasts a range of integrations with third-party services. At launch, these will include Giphy, Wikipedia, and TheMovieDB (which I assume is a dollar store version of IMDB), as well as Viber Stickers. To access these, just type ‘@’ with the name of the service you’re trying to access, like ‘@stickers’.
Michael Shmilov, COO of Viber, said “With the addition of Chat Extensions, people can now access a variety of external services directly from their chat screen, search, and instantly share content with their friends.”
Finally, there’s all new redesigned emoticons, which Viber says have been redesigned with a new flat design.
All these features will be available on Android and iOS. To get at them, just update your app.
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