Viber, the company behind the extremely popular free messaging and VoIP mobile apps for iOS and Android, today took another step towards offering a true Skype alternative by releasing native desktop apps for both Mac and PC.

Not only do the new desktop apps sync and integrate seamlessly with the existing mobile apps, they are also Viber’s first apps to allow video calls. As part of the rollout of the new desktop apps, Viber officially moves into version 3.0 and with it brings new features to the iOS and Android apps including video messages, a revamped photo experience, and a new voice engine with support for eight new languages. With the updated mobile apps, you’ll also have the ability to transfer live calls between your iPhone and the Mac app.

Viber Desktop and the latest versions of the Viber app were designed from the ground up for individuals using Viber on multiple devices, so you can always use the app that’s right for you, whether at home, in school, at the office, or on the go. Viber offers far more flexibility than any similar product. Some of the key combined features include:

-Seamlessly transfer calls between Viber Desktop and the Viber app with one click or tap

-Received and Sent messages are shown on all devices, but will only “beep” on the device you are currently using

-Messages and conversations you delete from one device will be removed from all devices

On top of officially unveiling the new desktop apps, the company confirmed today it has now reached over 200 million users in 193 countries.

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