Every new program is cloning the Snapchat feature presently, however, the messaging app Viber has decided to go back to the old section by imitating the Snapchat’s basic ephemeral chat feature. Dissimilar to Facebook (which has used Snapchat’s 24 hours Story mode and implied it into its all the basic settings of the smartphone apps), Viber has imitated the genuine feature which aided the Snapchat first by making its name in the messaging app – it got by Rakuten for the only hesitation of $1 billion about three years ago.
Viber for Android and iOS has received an update presently which brings “Secret Chats” to the usage for the first time. Similar to Snapchat, Telegram and Facebook and others before it, Viber now activates its users to adjust the timer for their chats, after which they will get self-destructed. The new feature will make an alert for the user if the person to whom they are having a conversation takes a screenshot – this feature was not present in Snapchat.
Viber has stated that for some time that it has more than 800 million registered consumers, but it has made app silent because most of them are not even active – that is the all necessary figure. It has a sturdy network of users in some regions of Latin America and North Africa, and in Philippines and Myanmar, Southeast Asia, but is a lot more being a universal famous app like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
It was actually a lot hectic in last few months for Viber. It selected the previous mobile marketing executive Djamel Agaoua as its CEO last month – as the founder and last CEO Talmon Marco left the company a few months ago (who now runs the Uber’s opponent, Juno) – but this led to the addition of the wide variety of new features in the app, which includes public accounts, one-click video calling, an e-commerce option, and a vanishing multimedia tab.
With the worldwide messaging scenario has been beautifully settled because the apps of choice have been materialized their spots in many regions of the world, Viber seems to be pushing its private credentials in a slightly different way from all the other messaging apps. It included end-to-end encryption and secret chats in 2016, though analysts have raised their doubts about few of the company’s claims.