Up until a few hours back, Viber, the popular VoIP service app was available for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone, and other mobile operating systems only. The good news is that Viber users can now make calls from Windows and Mac desktop as well.
Yes, Viber today released desktop client for Windows and Mac operating systems. PC and Mac users can now head over to the download page to begin downloading the setup.
For those who don’t know what Viber is, it’s a cool service that offers free text, photo message, and video calling for free. With the help of desktop client, you no longer need to turn up to your smartphone to make a call or send text. The other cool thing is that you can also transfer calls between your PC and mobile with a click.
The best thing about Viber is that you don’t need to register an account with Viber to use this free service. Viber lets you make call and text by using your existing mobile number, which also means that you can’t use this service if you aren’t willing to share your contact with Viber for privacy reasons.
The other downside is that in order to activate Viber on your desktop, you must first install Viber app on your smartphone. Even though Viber supports all major mobile operating systems out there, including Android, Bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone, and Symbian, if in case you’re using a mobile that doesn’t support installing apps, you can’t activate and use Viber.
Installing and setting up the Viber on Windows is fairly simple if you already have installed and activated Viber app on your mobile. Complete the below mentioned instructions to install and activate Viber on Windows desktop.
Step 1: Download and run the setup file to complete the installation and pin the Viber icon to the taskbar.
Step 2: Launch the client to see a dialog box asking “Do you have Viber on your mobile phone?”. Click Yes button if you’re already using the app on your mobile. If not, visit the app store from your mobile phone and install the app first.
Step 3: In the following screen, you’ll need to enter your mobile number and then click Continue button. Upon clicking the Continue button, a text with an activation code will sent your mobile.
Step 4: Enter the activation code and click Enter Viber button to activate it and start using the Viber service.