Countless users were dissatisfied with the new privacy do WhatsApp. Mandatory sharing with Facebook made many search for alternatives, and one of the apps that stands out in this research is Viber.

In your official website, Viber explains that it does not read your messages, nor hear your calls. The application has end-to-end encryption. In this way, messages sent are not stored on Viber servers.


Shipments are saved on servers only when the recipient's phone is disconnected from the internet. However, they remain encrypted, and leave as soon as possible.

Viber has end-to-end encryption. Image: Primakov / Shutterstock

Unlike WhatsApp, Viber allows you to edit messages already sent, as well as delete them for everyone. In addition, there is a timer that deletes messages automatically.

Finally, with Viber you can send GIFs and figurines, join groups and make voice and video calls. It is also possible to use the application on a computer or tablet.

How to install Viber

  • Then click on “Start now” and enter your phone number;
  • Within a few seconds you will receive an SMS or call with your account activation code; there is no need to answer, the process is done automatically;
  • Once your account is verified, you can start chatting

It is worth mentioning that Viber needs some permissions to work correctly, such as access to your contact list, phone and camera, for example.


Ready! You can now start using a new messenger.