A nice update for the VoIP app Viber has just been dropped into Google Play with some highly desired features, so get ready to call everyone you know to deliver the good news. Presumably you will call them with Viber.

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Here's the changelog for version 4.2:

  • Block any number or contact
  • Send up to 10 photos at the same time
  • Message or call using Viber directly from your native contact list
  • Customize your message and call sounds
  • New media gallery (photo and video) within conversations
  • Improvements and fixes

This update makes Viber feel more like a phone replacement with contact list integration – you don't have to be in the app to initiate calls or messages any more. If you don't want to talk to someone anymore, boom, blocked. Viber is, as always, a free app/service with no ads.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Kurama21

    Thanks Guys, I would appreciate putting the Direct APK here, since it's Not available for my country :(. thanks

  • Mystery Man


  • Edvin

    the viber messenger isnt so good - because of the security

  • Aka

    I like it how Viber tries to take over my sms notifications even if told not to.
    did they fix that?

    • mesmorino

      That's actually one thing I intensely dislike about Viber. The other is the poor notifications/notification sounds set up

      • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

        Hey, Can you please clarify your issue?

        • mesmorino

          I can't seem to replicate it at the moment so it may have been fixed, but basically for a long while I could not change the notification sounds, and I also couldn't reduce the phone volume without muting viber, because viber audio was treated as a ringtone rather than a notification .

    • DopeJam

      never had this problem. All my friends use viber and I never heard of such a problem. Must be something with your phone or specific problem for your phone

  • Frank Lopez

    This viber service is turning out to be a beast

  • ddh819

    i wish call blocking was built into android

    • mesmorino

      Look out for it in Android 6.0 when Google finally remembers that cellphones are actual telephony devices.

      Also keep an eye out for the ensuing lawsuit where Apple tries to patent call blocking.

  • eddie

    have a new motorola moto g, just installed viber and no voice call. text goes fine. got following message: unfortunately, viber has stopped. on samsung mini no problem.

    • Julia

      I have the same problem since 2 days. I had no problem before.

      • Anu

        Same problem. New Moto G phone, It was working fine until 2 days ago when I started getting the "viber has stopped" message. Very frustrating.

        • trini

          same here

    • AJ25

      I have the same problem with my moto g! What gives??

  • Emiliya Remington

    I have the same problem with MOTO G I bought 5 days ago. "Unfortunately viber has stopped." Where is the problem? Is it with the phone or in viber?

  • Ramesh

    Pls try to resolve the Status Issue. As the application window is opened and directly goes to home. status remains as online.
    Pls resolve this issue like if the window closes for more than 1min or some thing else status should change as last seen time not as online.
    Pls have a look into this issue ans replicate.
    Replication steps:
    1. Open the Viber app window and Chat or view the message.
    2. Click on Home button with out using back button.
    3. Status remains as Online for ever until the data service closes.

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hi! Viber will show your status as "online" as long as you are available for calls and texts, for more info please read this article: http://bit.ly/1oNU9dz

      • Dan

        If someone blocked me, can I still see there online status or delivery status?

  • j

    Will the block feature not be coming to the iphone?

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hey, The block feature is in the advanced stages of development for iOS and will be released in the near future.

  • Razvan

    how can I block a contact on windows 8.1 ?

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber


      This feature is currently in planning and will be available in future updates for WP8.