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Is Viber the Best WhatsApp Alternative for Smartphone Users?

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There is no doubt that people depend on WhatsApp for their messaging and voice calling services.

This is evident from the fact that this app commands a massive user base of over 800 million people and when compared to its closest rival Facebook Messenger, the apps have a difference of over 100 million users.

What if one day you woke up and found that WhatsApp isn’t working on your phone or your friends’. Well, it will take a massive hit for this to happen, but if it does, you will still need to keep communicating with your friends. An alternative is what you need to install, and if you ever wondered what the best WhatsApp alternative would be, we are here to take care of your unanswered questions.

Here is why we think Viber is the best WhatsApp alternative. Don’t be surprised if you end up with Viber as your primary messaging and calling app by the time you are done with reading this article.

Viber has a better messaging interface

When it comes to messaging services, there is no doubt that WhatsApp is a top dog. However, while both WhatsApp and Viber can be used to send text, video, voice, photo messages as well as share locations and contacts, you will agree that Viber has a much better interface design than what WhatsApp has.

Stickers

If you love messaging with stickers, Viber is the app you need to install on your phone. With this instant messenger, you will not only get classic stickers, but you will also access one of the largest, if not the largest sticker market. The stickers are available either for free or via a paid-for package worth $1.99.

Viber Out and video calling

WhatsApp is a top app. However, it lacks in some aspects. The voice calling capability is still new and in fact, not all users of the app have access to this feature, for instance, those on Symbian devices. However, Viber has been in this business for quite some time now, offering users free calling services on mobile devices, tablets as well as PCs. In addition to voice calling, users of Viber can also enjoy HD-quality video calls for free.

The app allows users to contact those who are not using the platform via their mobile phones and landlines. However, you need to use the Viber Out feature, which requires Viber credits to make the calls. The good thing is that these calls are very affordable, especially for international callers.

Public chats

Viber has a feature known as Public Chats, which allows users to explore what the general Viber community is talking about. You can choose from a  variety of trending topics that interests you and keep track of it. There is still no room for users to comment on these Public Chats, but Viber promised to consider bringing this feature in future updates.

What are you waiting for? Go over to the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store and grab a copy of the latest version for your respective device.