Viber Community, chat space for 1b users, launched

Friday, Jul 06, 2018 15:03

Viber Community is launched in HCM City, opening a group chat of up to 1 billion users. — VNS Photo

Messaging application Viber on Wednesday launched Viber Community in Viet Nam, offering a chat space where up to 1 billion users can exchange messages and all kinds of content.

According to the company, group chats on apps now restrict the number to hundreds or thousands of users at most.

The new service was unveiled in March 2018 at the Mobile World Congress, and has since been rolled out around the globe.

Anubhav Nayyar, Viber’s head of business development for Southeast Asia, said: “Viet Nam is a very special market for us. As soon as the country jumped into the global digital revolution, Viber almost instantly became the main chat app for Vietnamese. After a gradual global rollout we are excited to bring Viber Communities to Viet Nam.”

New community members have access to the complete history of a community and can contribute to the conversation with all of Viber’s messaging features.

Superadmins control community member roles with the ability to add members and promote them to admin or super admin status, ban or block members, decide whether or not they can participate in conversations, and if they can invite new members.

Superadmins can grow the community and make it publicly available by enabling a share link or revoke the link at any time.

Nayyar said: “At Viber, we believe in a world where people can connect with one another, wherever and whoever they are. Viber communities achieve just that as they have the potential to bring millions of users to share and connect through common passions and interests.

“They are also places where community owners can easily grow and eventually monetise their communities, empowering them with a formidable opportunity to create valuable conversations worldwide.”

The first communities to be launched will be on beauty, pets and football. — VNS

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