Viber, one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, improves our daily conversations (and tea updates!) With family, friends and colleagues by giving us more room for creative expression. It brings more fun and color to our chats with the brand new one Viber lens.
Collaboration with Snap Inc., the technology company behind it Snapchat, Viber is adding the magic of Augmented Reality (AR) to its in-app camera with the first batch of its Viber lenses– 30 attention grabbing camera filters like animal masks, fantasy effects, Bitmoji avatars and your favorite Viber characters. This definitely adds a certain playfulness to your chats with your family and friends. How does this work? Just launch Viber’s camera in your chats and choose a filter. Take a snapshot or clip and send it away and start the fun times. It’s that easy to use!
And it’s not over. True to its goal of giving users endless opportunities to express themselves and have dynamic and authentic conversations, Viber also plans to add at least 20 additional lenses each month to keep the fun going. For some lenses, you can also change the colors or the stickers displayed on the screen to personalize the lens lewk. You can also tinker with branded lenses from partners like the World Health Organization, World Wildlife Fund and FC Barcelona to show your support for important issues or to cheer on your favorite sports team!
You can also experience more and more AR magic once Viber partners with brands like Globe and Filipino creatives like Leeroy New, Anina Rubio and Jappy Agoncillo to create exclusive Viber lenses for its users in the Philippines.
“By implementing this technology Viber lens helps empower our users’ creativity by making simple communication more fun and lively. It gives them more freedom to share their thoughts and feelings with others while having a little fun, ”said David Tse, senior director of Rakuten Viber for APAC. “With this partnership with Snap’s most advanced AR capabilities, we are excited to introduce a new way of messaging while remaining true to our commitment to high security standards for all messages, videos and images sent through the app.”
“Viber has always found ways to create a more creative and engaging environment for our users with tools that enable them to communicate confidently with expression and joy and to deepen their relationships,” said Rakuten Viber VP of Product Development Nadav Melnick. “This is an exciting addition to our already extensive suite of features that enable our users to communicate honestly, playfully and expressively.”
“We are excited and honored to be the first to partner with Viber to bring exciting AR filters exclusively to Filipino users,” said Rina Siongco, Globe Head of Get Entertained Tribe. “Just like Viber, Globe believes that with innovative features like Viber Lens, it can be more meaningful and uplifting to keep in touch with loved ones, especially now that we’re apart.”
Staying in contact now is not only uncomplicated, it has also become more pleasant and dynamic with Viber lens.
Viber lenses are now available in the Philippines for iOS (Viber version 15.5.5 and above) and Android (Viber version 22.214.171.124 and above). Local lenses are available from Viber version 16.0 and higher. Update your Viber to add AR magic to your conversations.
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