Viber announces end-to-end encryption across all devices

ViberViber today announces end-to-end encryption on its messaging app platform, following similar decisions by Apple and WhatsApp earlier in the month.

Viber, which has more than 711 million unique users worldwide, says the encryption is across all devices including Android, iPhone, Android tablets, PC and Mac desktops.

“This feature will be available over the coming weeks to all users who have the latest version of Viber. It includes strengthened security in every voice or video call, message, video and photo, in both group messages and one-to-one communication,” Viber said in a statement.

As part of this update, Viber also launches ‘Hidden Chats’ allowing users to hide specific chats from the main screen so no-one but the user knows they exist. These chats can only be accessed using a four digit PIN, providing an optional additional layer of privacy to users’ personal communications, it added.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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