Viber Free Download and Install On Chromebooks – Smart Features
Viber is Skype’s biggest competitor, because it offers VoIP calls at a high quality and it’s supported by a variety of platforms, including desktops. However, until recently, Viber didn’t have a version for Google’s Chromebooks, which are laptops created by the biggest companies from the industry, and which are running on Chrome OS.
There aren’t many applications that are compatible with this operating system and the addition of Viber to Chrome OS is a great success for Google, because this way, it will convince a lot of people to buy one of the cheap Chromebooks manufactured by Samsung, Acer, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Toshiba or Asus. Currently, there are 25 Chromebooks you can choose from and the latest model, released by Lenovo, has touch screen.
As for Viber, the application is Skype’s worst nightmare because it has over 500 million active users from all over the world, while Skype seems to have only 4.9 million daily active users. Most of the Viber users are located in the US and Europe and they’re extremely pleased with how this application works. They need it to send free messages to their friends, or to call them, also for free, if they’ve installed Viber on their devices. Also, they can call mobile and landline numbers at low rates, using the Viber Out service, but they need to charge their account with ViberOut credit, by transferring money from their credit cards or paypal account.
The difference between Viber and Skype, in matter of calls, is that Skype has more advanced codecs and offers the best quality calls, while Viber provides HD quality calls, which are much better than what WhatsApp is offering.
Also, on Viber, the users can send photos, video and voice messages, locations, emoticons, stickers, they can follow public chats, create chats with up to 100 friends, play games with Violet and Legcat (two Viber characters) and receive messages even if they’re offline.
The application is free to use and the latest version 22.214.171.1249 can be downloaded from chrome.google.com. The users won’t be able to call with other people if they don’t know their phone numbers.