Considered the most popular VoIP service for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone, and other mobile operating systems, Viber took the world by storm. And now the developers have released the versions to be used for the desktops as well specially for those working in the Windows and Mac environment. The Desktop users can now directly use this service from their desktops. The setup just needs to be downloaded and installed.
A bit about Viber: This service is for free and you can send free text, photo messages and even make video calls for free. The desktop client will be helpful and will remove the need of using a smart phone to use this service. The other striking feature is that the calls can be swiped between the smart phone and the PC just by clicking. Another very good feature is that the user has no need to create any account to use this service. Just the existing mobile number is required. But, if anyone is not willing to share their mobile phone number for some private reasons, then this service is not for you. This is one of the disadvantages.
Another disadvantage is that for installing and using the Viber on desktop, first it has to be installed on the smartphone. Viber can be installed on all the leading operating systems like Android, Bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone, and Symbian but, if the mobile does not support its installation, then the Viber cannot be activated and used. Once the installation of the app has been made on the smart phone, then installing the app on the desktop is very easy. Follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Download the app form this link VIBER. Run the setup file and install it on your desktop. Pin the Viber icon to the taskbar.
Step 2: Launching the client will show a dialog box “Do you have Viber on your mobile phone?”. Click on Yes button if you’re already using the app on your mobile. If not, go to the app store from your mobile phone and get it installed over there.
Step 3: Then a screen appears where you will have to enter the mobile phone number and then click on Continue button. Upon clicking the Continue button, a text containing an activation code will be sent to the mobile phone.
Step 4: Enter this activation code on the desktop and click on Enter Viber button. This activates the service and you can start using it both between mobile phone and PC.