Viber, the global leader in private and secure messaging and voice-based communication, is launching Viber Plus, a monthly subscription service offering premium features. All of Viber’s standard features remain free to use for all users worldwide.
Viber currently provides a full suite of features protecting users with extensive controls and preferences. The Viber Plus subscription service will further enhance the Viber experience by giving subscribers the option to opt out of ads.
For just PHP99 a month, Viber Plus subscribers will see no ads in Viber’s messaging platform and enjoy exclusive features such as multiple icon styles, personalized 1-on-1 support, and unlimited stickers with many more enhancements coming soon.
To further enhance privacy and ease of communication on Viber, the ability to read voice messages and ‘Invisible Mode’ were recently added to the subscription offering. Viber Plus subscribers will now be able to read voice messages instead of listening to them whenever they are in a loud location or want to keep their correspondence discrete. The ‘Invisible Mode’ adds a layer of privacy, giving the user the ability to read messages without the sender knowing that it’s been read, or reveal their online status, while still being able to see the status of others.
Viber Plus features currently available:
- No ads: Use the Viber app without seeing any ads
- Read Voice Messages: Transcribe received voice messages into text
- Unlimited stickers: Download paid sticker packs for free
- Unique app icons: Change the mobile or desktop Viber app icon to a unique icon such as unicorn, night, or sparkle-themed
- Live support: Initiate live support chats with just one click at any time of day
- Verification Badge: Verification badge exclusive to subscribers
- Invisible Mode: Browse privately reading messages and seeing who’s online without them knowing
To try out the new service, users who have access can opt-in by clicking ‘More’ in the bottom right corner of the app. All features available prior to this update, including text messaging and calling, remain completely free-to-use.
“We are always brainstorming new features to make our users’ experience simpler and more fun,” says Ofir Eyal, CEO of Rakuten Viber. “Viber Plus will allow Viber to provide a superior user experience and give our members an early look at exciting new features. This is just the start for Viber Plus.”
The premium service is currently available in the Philippines and other territories such as Czech Republic, Montenegro, Switzerland, Kuwait, Australia, Sweden, Austria, India, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and France with additional regions added on a rolling basis.