Chances are you are one of the almost 900 million registered users of the Viber messaging platform. Similar to WhatsApp, Viber allows you to register for free and send messages to anyone else registered with the app, anywhere in the world.
The important thing to remember is that the service is completely free. But it is also extremely easy to use and only requires a data connection on your phone or tablet. Unlike a lot of other messaging apps Viber is actually available as a desktop version.
However, if you are used to using the app, and like 900 million other users you love the really simple interface, then a typical desktop app might not be what you are looking for.
Fortunately, there is a really simple solution that you can install. This will allow you to run the actual app on your computer. It can be really convenient to have all your messages right there on your desktop beside your regular work applications.
Viber For PC Installation Instructions
As already mentioned, there is a PC version of Viber but its look and feel is very different to what you are used to. Here is an alternative that we are sure you will love. And, it will not cost you a penny.
These are the simple steps to follow:
- First grab this Nox App Player installer to get started
- Once the download is complete go ahead and launch the installation process
- The onscreen instructions are easy to follow
- Once installation is complete you will be able to click the start button
- You will now be asked to enter your Google account information
- This account will be automatically linked to the Google Play Store app
- Once the Nox App Player starts you can launch Google Play, search for Viber and get it installed
- Now, launch the app and enter you user account data and you are ready to go
As you can see it does not take and advanced IT degree from Stanford to get a simple Android emulator up and running. Both Nox App and Viber are relatively small downloads so if you have a fast Internet connection you will be up and running in a matter of minutes.
What is Viber?
The really simple answer is that Viber is a messaging app that you will love. If you are sick of paying for text messages then this is the app that will save you from that. Regular network text messages can be especially expensive when sending abroad.
And these days, it is quite likely that you will have a lot of friends and family that live far and wide around the world. To save you a fortune on text message charges, you can set up a free account with Viber.
Any people you know that are also registered and have the app installed will be available for messaging. What is really cool about the app is that you do not have to enter all your contacts again. The app accesses your existing address book and finds all the people you know that also have a Viber account.
You can really easily set up groups of friends so that you can share messages easily in group chats. This is very popular and will help you and your friends stay in touch or organize get-togethers.
What is even better is that Viber have added functionality that allows you to make calls over your data connection as well. This means an end to charges for phone calls, no matter where in the world the person is.
And as long as your Internet connection is fast enough then you can even video chat with your friends. In order to enable this functionality you will have to be connected over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G. These are all high-speed connections that will bring you high quality video all over the world. Just like all the other features, this service is totally free of charge.
Why Use Viber On Your PC?
The number one reason is that you are used to using a fantastic app that brings friends and family so much closer. Switching to a different layout when the mobile app is so simple, does not seem appealing to many people.
But that is not all. There are some advantages of using the mobile app on your PC compared to your phone.
Unless you have the latest mobile technology, you might have a lower quality camera and quite a small screen size. This can be very limiting when compared to HD web cams attached to your desktop and the large screen sizes.
High quality camera and larger screens will give you the advantage of really being able to bring your friends and family closer. At full resolution you will likely not want to go back to a small phone for video chats.
Finally, if you spend a lot of time on your computer for work purposes then it can be distracting to switch over to your phone when you receive a message or audio/video call on Viber.
If you have the app running directly on your PC you can just switch the window from what you are doing and quickly reply to a message. No need to grab your phone. And all that it takes in an emulator.
What Are Emulators?
And there is very good reason for it. The functionality and features built in make these highly effective emulators that basically mimic an Android or iOS platform right there on your Windows PC.
Once installed you will be able to run any mobile app that you have on your phone. It is a great way to get your favorite apps that are not available as desktop versions.
Getting Viber installed on your PC is simple and at a cost of free could not be cheaper for you. While it started as a text messaging service you can now do audio and video chats as well. And all this can be used with the power and added value of your desktop PC setup.