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Rakuten Viber announces Viber Plus premium service with exclusive features and customizations

Viber’s new monthly subscription service offers a premium messaging experience with zero ads, live chat support, unlimited stickers and more exciting features coming soon

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SAN FRANCISCO. May 2023 - Rakuten Viber, the global leader in private and secure messaging and voice-based communication, is launching Viber Plus, a monthly subscription service offering premium features. All of Viber’s standard features remain free to use for all users worldwide. 

Viber currently provides a full suite of features protecting users with extensive controls and preferences. The Viber Plus subscription service will further enhance the Viber experience by giving subscribers the option to opt out of ads. 

For just $1.99 a month, Viber Plus subscribers will see no ads in Viber’s messaging platform and enjoy exclusive features such as multiple app icon styles, personalized 1-on-1 support, and unlimited stickers with many more enhancements coming soon. 

In the last year alone, users in Central and Eastern Europe sent 3.06 billion stickers, many of which were paid purchases of themed packs. Stickers continue to be a popular way for Viber users worldwide to express themselves and enliven their chats

Viber Plus features available at launch will include:

  • No ads: Use the Viber app without seeing any ads 

  • Unlimited stickers: Download sticker packs for free

  • Unique app icons: Change the mobile or desktop Viber app icon to a unique icon such as unicorn, night, or sparkle-themed

  • Live support: Initiate live support chats with just one click at any time of day 

  • Verification Badge: Verification badge exclusive to subscribers

Other features coming soon:

  • Voice to Text: Transcribe received voice messages into text 

  • Invisible Mode: Browse privately reading messages and seeing who’s online without them knowing 

To try out the new service, users who have access can opt-in by clicking ‘More’ in the bottom right corner of the app. All features available prior to this update, including text messaging and calling, remain completely free-to-use. Viber Plus provides an additional offering to users while creating an additional stream of revenue for the company.

“We are always brainstorming new features to make our users’ experience simpler and more fun,” says Ofir Eyal, CEO of Rakuten Viber. “Viber Plus will allow Viber to provide a superior user experience and give our members an early look at exciting new features. This is just the start for Viber Plus.” 

The premium service is currently available in the Czech Republic, Montenegro (iOS only), Switzerland, Kuwait, Australia, Tuvalu, Israel, Sweden, Austria, India, and Italy with additional regions added on a rolling basis.

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About Rakuten Viber

Rakuten Viber connects people. No matter who they are or where they are from. The global user base has access to a range of features like one-on-one chats, video calls, group messaging, and updates and discussions with their favorite brands and celebrities. Rakuten Viber ensures users have a secure and free environment to share their emotions. Rakuten Viber is part of Rakuten Group, Inc., a world leader in e-commerce and financial services.


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