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About Viber

Viber is a pioneering mobile messaging, voice and video service. Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. With Viber Out, users can make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world. Viber is available for iPhone®, Android™ phones and tablets, Windows Phone, BlackBerry®, Blackberry® 10, Windows®, Windows 8®, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With over 400 million unique users and 608 million registered users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features. Viber is a Rakuten Group company.

About The Digital Newsroom

Viber's Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Contact Details

Katie Bawler & Patrice John-Baptiste
Manifest London
t. 0203 1379270




Viber, the leading mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls, today announced that the global social news and entertainment company, BuzzFeed, has launched its own Viber Public Chat, giving users an exclusive inside view into the most shareable stories and videos on the web.

  • BuzzFeed’s social media editors, community moderators and editorial team will contribute to the ongoing Public Chat conversation, sharing news on Viber and adding their own commentary and discussion
  • Viber users can follow the conversations in real-time and interact with posts, indicating the content they like
  • The Public Chats Beta launched on Viber in November 2014, allowing users to discover, share and follow live discussions from a wide variety of celebrities, personalities and brands across many topics including music, sports, fashion, entertainment and more, using the familiar interface of instant messaging
  • There are now hundreds of Viber Public Chats available worldwide with the number of followers growing rapidly


Mark Hardy, Viber’s CMO commented:

“We’re really excited that BuzzFeed is joining the conversation on Viber. This Public Chat gives Viber users the inside scoop on the most shareable content and allows them to experience breaking news, commentary and chat from the experts as it unfolds.”

Ben Ronne, Product Lead, Growth and Data, BuzzFeed commented:

“We’re always looking for new channels to expand our reach and Public Chats is a great opportunity to give Viber’s worldwide audience a way to discover and engage with BuzzFeed’s latest news, lifestyle, and entertainment content.”


Jameson Empire Awards: Viber Invites Film Fans to Walk the Purple Carpet

London, March 30, 2015: The best films and filmmakers of the past year, as voted for by readers of Empire magazine and film fans around the globe, were honoured last night at the 20th Jameson Empire Awards. The big winner of the evening, taking the awards for Best Director, sponsored by Air New Zealand, and Best Film, […]

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LONDON, FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2015 On the eve of the annual Jameson Empire Awards, Empire is delighted to announce that acclaimed BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated actor-director Ralph Fiennes will receive the prestigious “Legend” Award sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey at the star-studded awards ceremony in London this Sunday, March 29. Since gaining international acclaim […]

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Viber Teams Up with Copa90 to Score a Win For Football Fans

YouTube’s Biggest Football Network Delivers Insider Access from the Brazil Friendlies Behind-the-Scenes Content Revealed Exclusively on Viber in the Copa90 Public Chat London, March 26th, 2015 –Viber, the leading OTT mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls, has teamed up with Copa90, YouTube’s biggest football network, to bring football fans a behind-the-scenes experience […]

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