Viber unveiled a new version of its app today at Microsoft Build in San Francisco. Viber’s new design is fully optimized for Windows 10’s responsive OS, creating a well-integrated product that blends seamlessly into the user experience of Windows 10.
During the keynote presentation, a demonstration showed how Cortana voice commands could be used to send Viber messages and to start chatting with contacts quickly. Attendees will also be shown deep integration of Viber contact card data within the platform, allowing users to send messages and make voice and video calls via Viber more easily.
The app will work smoothly across PC, tablet and mobile, resizing and adapting the on-screen content to optimize the experience even as the window size changes. Integration with Live Tiles enables users to pin Viber, or a specific chat, to the start menu allowing them to see notifications from Viber even before opening the app, and through actionable notifications Viber users can respond to a message immediately without exiting their current task. Viber for Windows 10 will be available later this year.
Michael Shmilov, COO, Viber, “Windows 10 offers will enhance the way people communicate with Viber. We will keep working closely with Microsoft in order to ensure the best possible experience for Viber users on Windows 10.”
“As one of the first chat apps to embrace Windows 10, Viber has taken advantage of new OS features to enhance a user’s communications experience on any Windows device ,” said Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist at Microsoft.