Viber for the BlackBerry platform has been updated with new features that bring it almost on par with its Android and iOS counterparts. This is the first big upgrade for the BlackBerry version, since voice calls were introduced back in April. Also Read - Amazon to let users type & chat with Alexa very soon
The new update brings features that allow users to attach images to conversations and also check when one s messages were last viewed, something similar to what WhatsApp offers. Additionally, Viber has also improved privacy settings, location sharing features and fixed some bugs. This update is compatible with BB 5, 6, and 7, but not the new BB10.
At the release of the update, CEO Talmon Marco said, BlackBerry is the third largest mobile user base for Viber and is an integral part of our strategy to reach users of multiple platforms. Back in May Viber had announced that it had crossed 200 million users across the Android, iOS and BlackBerry platforms.