While Viber may have halted plans for a BlackBerry 10 version, they still support their application built for BBOS devices. 

Starting today, they are rolling out a new version of their free messaging application with several new features and improvements. These include the ability to add user images to conversations, improved privacy settings, and a way to see if a message has been read by a user.

For those who continue to use the service, you can read the full change log and press release below.  

LONDON – October 24, 2013, Viber, the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, unveiled today a new version of its app for BlackBerry with multiple new features and enhancements.

The new release adds functionality to the Viber BlackBerry app. The release includes:

User images in conversations

  • A new seen status to let users know when their messages have been viewed
  • Improved privacy settings
  • Custom location sharing
  • Multiple additional design enhancements and bug fixes

“BlackBerry is the third largest mobile user base for Viber and is an integral part of our strategy to reach users of multiple platforms,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. “Our continued support for the community of Viber users on the platform goes hand-in-hand with our efforts to reach the broadest possible audience of users around the world.”

On top of the new features, the new BlackBerry version has also been translated into Bahasa Indonesian, allowing Viber users who speak the language to easily access the app.

You can grab the updated version from the link below, though it may take some time to show for everyone.

More information/Download Viber

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