Non-obvious Viber features for communication | NEWS.am TECH

October 24, 2022 4:32 p.m

Messengers are a key way of communicating in the modern world. Thanks to them, we can stay in touch with family and friends, discuss professional tasks and learn new things, even over long distances. Messenger features are constantly expanding, and today, using Viber as a popular communication app as an example, we’re going to cover some of those features that aren’t so well known.

Disappearing Messages

Each of us sometimes has to share important confidential information. For example codes for the front door or a bank card number for a transfer. Although most modern applications use end-to-end encryption for communication, it is safer not to share such information online, but to use features for extra protection. For example the Disappearing Messages The Viber feature allows you to set a time when a message will be deleted after the recipient has read it, both privately and in a group chat. You can set a timer for such messages for a minute, an hour or any other period of time after which they will be automatically deleted. If your interlocutor decides to take a screenshot, the application will notify you.

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channels

Today you receive relevant information securely and conveniently directly in your Messenger. There are thematic channels in Viber, run by the media (by the way, News.am also recently launched its own channel in Viber, where we share the latest news), influencers and users. Underneath everyone will find interesting and informative content. You can also engage in communication by leaving comments and reactions to posts.

In addition, if you want to share important information, create your own channel in Viber messenger – this is done in a few clicks. In your channel, you can share notes, photos, videos, and other content with your subscribers, and they can respond to the post and provide feedback. By the way, you can use the Messenger function to survey channel subscribers to find out their opinions on important topics.

Viber Channels

Fast translation

If you need to quickly clarify the translation of a message, but don’t have a dictionary handy or just don’t have time to use other resources, the messenger is your right hand here too. With Viber, you forget about the language barrier and easily communicate with foreigners or read channels in other languages. To translate a message directly in the app, long click on it and select the “Translate” option. You can change the default translation language at any time in the application settings.

Inbox for message requests

Among other options to protect users, Viber Messenger offers protection against unwanted contacts – all messages from unknown contact numbers are sent to a separate folder “Inbox for message requests”. There you can look through each new request at any time and decide whether you want to continue the dialog or not.

Viber Message Requests

video calls

Messengers are not only text communication, but also a way to see and chat with your loved ones as if you were sitting next to each other. In Viber, audio and video calls in groups are not limited in time, which means that you can call the whole family even if you are in different cities or countries, and discuss the latest news and just talk about different topics.

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