Viber integrates with your phone’s contacts to automatically add them to your Viber contacts. This article will teach you different ways to add a Viber and a non-Viber account.
It’s easy to determine if someone from your contacts has already a Viber account. Open your Viber app and check your contact list. The Viber logo will be seen on the right side of the person’s name if it’s registered to Viber. You can send them messages and media files using the application. For those contacts who don’t have a Viber yet, you can invite them. But for your new contacts, you can add them straight to your Viber app.
How to Add Contacts on Viber
Follow the steps below to add contacts to your Viber account:
1. On your Home screen, open your Viber app.
2. Tap the More button on the bottom part.
3. Look for the Add Contact tab. Tap it to continue.
4. On the upper area or your screen, type in the contact number of the person you wish to add.
5. Tap the Done button when you’re done putting the phone number. Make sure you entered the correct digits.
6. If your contact doesn’t have a Viber yet, you are prompted with the below message. You can tap the Invite button to send a request to the person. This action will invite your contact to join Viber. Let’s skip that for now and tap the Cancel button to proceed.
7. Edit the name of your contact.
8. After typing in your contact’s name, tap the Save button.
When adding a new contact who is already a Viber user, you’ll be skipping the sixth and seventh steps. The app will retrieve the data regarding the phone number you entered and automatically uses the contact’s name as registered on your phone. All you have to do is tap the Save button to save the contacts to Viber.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will the added contact be included in my phone’s contact as well?
A: Yes, if you synced your contacts to your Viber app. Most of the users do this. Once synced, whatever you add or delete in your Viber account will apply to your phone’s contact list. On the other hand, contacts added in your phone will also be in your Viber.
Q: Are there other ways to add a new contact?
A: The above tutorial teaches you how to add a contact thru your More screen. Aside from that, you can also do it in your Contacts screen. But if you want a quick and smart way, you can use the QR scanner feature. This method is only applicable if you’re with the person you want to add who’s also an active Viber user. To do that tap the QR Scanner option instead of entering the phone number. Make sure to allow the app to access your camera because Viber will use it as the scanner. Also, ask your friend to show his QR code to begin scanning. Place his QR code on the box in the middle of your screen. Then, follow the given instructions to save the contact.
Q: Will these methods also apply to an Android user?
A: Though this article uses an iOS device, you can also use this on your Android smartphone. There’s only a very minimal difference like the use of + button for IOS and a person icon with a plus button for Android. Also, an Android user will tap a checkmark to save the contact while iOS uses the Save button. However, all in all, the steps should be similar.
Adding a new contact on Viber is intuitive and easy. The app also notifies you when one of the contacts of your phone registers with the app so you can add them on Viber.
You just learned how to add contacts on Viber. If you have questions about any of the steps above, let us know in the comments section.
Viber provides the possibility to invite other people to join one of your conversations thus creating a group conversation. There’s no limit to the number of groups you can create on Viber and each of them can have up 200 participants. Besides the option to send text messages, group conversations give you access to other features of the Viber app too such as sharing photos, videos and doodles.
How to Create a Group Conversation
Creating a Group in Viber is really easy and can be achieved in a couple of steps:
Open Viber and tap on the Add People button:
The Select Contacts screen shall open, tap to select the participants you want to add to the group. Once selected their profile pictures will be displayed at the top of your screen. Tap on Done to create the group:
How to Customise The Group Name, Icon and Background
You can easily change the name of a group into something which is more personal (default name: Group). Swipe your finger across the group conversation screen to access the group settings. Tap on Group Name and edit your settings.
Tap on Group Icon, you can either choose a photo from your gallery or take a picture using the camera of your device. Finally tap on Background and select a background for your group conversation:
It should be noted that these settings can be individually edited for each of your groups
How to Add or Delete Participants
As the group admin, you perform the following actions:
-Nominate other group admins
-Add or remove participants.
Open the group settings, tap and hold on a participant to edit his status:
How to Leave or Delete Groups
It should be noted that groups can be deleted by any user. A will group continues to exist until all the participants leave. You can leave a group by deleting its corresponding conversation:
We recently introduced you to our new feature, Viber Communities – a group chat where up to a whopping 1 billion members are able to exchange messages and engage with one another.
Well, we’re happy to let you know we’re rolling the feature out so that anyone on Viber can create their very own Community!
Creating an online Community will enable you to interact with an unlimited number of members, enjoy more admin controls than ever before and play around with new conversation features.
So, whatever your interest is, you can now open a Community to an unlimited amount of members! So, how do you actually do it? We’re here to give you all the tips you need so you can become a pro Community superadmin.
Create Your Own Viber Community
In order to open your Community, follow the next simple steps: open the chats list screen and tap on the add new button to choose the “New Community” option. Select contacts you’d like to promote to an admin status (more on that later) to add to your Community and choose a name for your Community.
Then pick out an icon and write a short description to let your members know what your Community is all about. Once you’re ready to go, tap “Done”.
Next Steps: Become the Superadmin You Were Born to Be
Each Community has three types of participants. As the creator of the Community, you are the superadmin and get the ultimate control over the chat. The Community admins you chose when you first opened your Community serve as the its moderators and your members take part in the Community’s active conversation.
As a superadmin you get to:
- Promote members to admin or superadmin status
- Add or remove Community members
- Pin messages in order to start a group discussion or raise awareness to a certain topic
- Delete one or all messages written by specific members
- Publish public links to invite new members
- Decide whether all members of the Community can share its link
- Control admins’ and members’ writing privileges
- Customize the community’s image, description and name
We weren’t kidding when we said you’ve got the power!
While superadmins have the ultimate say on everything to do with the Community they’ve created, admins help them manage the Community and its members.
- Add or remove Community members
- Pin messages in order to start a group discussion or raise awareness to a certain topic
- Delete one or all messages written by specific members
If someone is a Community participant but isn’t a superadmin or admin, they have the no-less important role of being the Community’s members. While they don’t have any control privileges, they are able to do the following things:
- Send and reply to any type of message with text, a GIF, stickers, video message, etc.
- Mention other users within a message by typing “@“ in the chat and choosing the chat member they wish to mention
- Mute notifications
More Than Meets the Eye: Community’s Enhanced Features
Communities has more enhanced group chat features than any regular Viber group chat! As part of Viber’s ongoing commitment to security and privacy, Communities protect your privacy by ensuring that your number remains hidden from other members in the group.
Furthermore, not only can a Community have an unlimited amount of members, but it enables new members to gain access to the group’s shared history so that they are completely in the loop.
Members are able to like and reply to each other’s messages as well as mention other users within the group. This means that if a bunch of messages have been sent while a Community member was away from their phone or if the Community chat was muted, a user who was mentioned in the chat will receive a notification.
When you write in the group you Viber username will appear next to your messages, but unless other members happen to be your contacts on Viber they will not be able to write personal messages to you or call you.
You’re Good to Go: Invite Friends to Your Community
Now that you’ve got the lowdown on how to get started with your very own Community, start inviting new members to join and choose your admins.
If you are a green hand of Viber, you need to know how to add contacts to Viber on Android at first then you can start a conversation on this application successfully. And this article could be a full and helpful guide for you- totally 5 ways to add contacts to Viber will be introduced here. Hence, you can select the method you like to complete the adding process.
In this tutorial, you will be able to learn:
Invite Your Android Contacts to Viber
The first method to add the contacts on your Android phone to Viber is to invite them from the Android contacts list directly. If you select this means, you can complete the whole process in your Contacts App easily. Now let’s see how to perform the inviting process together:
Step 1. Open the Contacts App on your Android phone and then tap on All Contacts to display all the contacts in the address book.
Step 2. Then you can find out the name of your wanted contact from the list and click on Invite to Viber. After that, your invitation will be sent to the selected contact via SMS.
Once the contact accepts your request, he/she will be added to your Viber contacts list and you can chat with them on the application without any hassle.
Add Contacts by Searching His/Her Phone Number
If you just want to add one or several people to your Viber account and also know their phone numbers, you can search these numbers in the App and add them directly. By using this way, you can find and add the wanted contacts accurately and effectively. Thus, when you just want to add several Android contacts to Viber, you can try this means.
Step 1. At first, you need to find and write down the wanted phone numbers on a paper.
Step 2. Next, you should open the Contacts option on Viber and choose Add contact.
Step 3. After that, you will be asked to enter the contact’s phone number in full international format. Here you should ensure that the phone number is correctly.
Step 4. Finally, you can tap on Done to complete the adding process.
Scan the Contact’s QR Code to Add Him/Her
Actually, the adding process can be much easier when you and the contact that you want to add to Viber meet face to face. Under the circumstances, one of you can generate a QR code of the Viber account to let the other one to scan the code. But here where does the QR code come from? It is very easy! Only two clicks can you get the QR code.
Step 1. Ask your friend to open his/her Viber and tap on More option. Then in this section, he/she can tap on the QR code icon to generate a code.
Step 2. Then you can open your QR code scanner to scan your friend’s QR code and add him/her to your Viber contacts list.
When it is done, a new contact will be added successfully.
Add Contacts from the Conversation
Here is another situation: you have a conversation with an Android contact on Viber but you have not added him/her to the Viber contacts list yet. Then do you need to go to the address book to invite him/her to your Viber account or search his/her phone number in Viber? Definitely not! You can perform the adding process via the conversation directly.
Step 1. Now you can enter the conversation and tap on the head portrait of the contact to open his/her info screen.
Step 2. On this page, you need to click the Save button on the upper right corner and then enter the name of the contact.
Step 3. Next, you can simply click on the Save button again to add the new contact to your list.
Save the Shared Contacts Directly
For some reasons, your friends or colleagues may like to introduce someone to you and send the contact’s information to you. In this case, you can save the shared contact and add him/her to your contacts list directly. This would be the most convenient and effective way to add a Viber contact. When your friends or co-workers share a Viber contact to you, you can:
Step 1. Tap on the Save Contact button in the window when you receive the contact information.
Step 2. Then you will enter the contact management interface on which you can edit the contact’s phone number and name. After the edit, you can click on Done to finish the adding process.
You can also see:
How to Create a Viber Group on Android?
Sometimes you may need to discuss one thing with several people at the same time and it must be troublesome to talk to them one by one, right? So in this case, you can establish a group in Viber and add these contacts to the group then all the group members can have a discussion without any limitation. But how to achieve this goal? Just follow the steps below:
Step 1. Open the Viber App on your phone and then tap on the "+" icon at the bottom right corner on the interface.
Step 2. Then you should select New Group option in the window and your contacts list will be opened.
Step 3. Now you can choose the contacts that you want to add to the group and click on the check icon when you complete the selection.
Similar to other free chat and texting applications such as Facebook , Zalo , Skype , Viber also has the function of creating a group chat (Group Chat) to chat, chat with friends. And in the article below, we will guide you how to do it with Viber computers.
LINK download Viber on your computer
Instructions to create a group chat on Viber computer
Step 1: Open Viber on your computer, on the main interface, click the Conversation menu , select New Conversation (or use the shortcut Ctrl + N ) to create a new conversation.
Step 2: In the Select Contacts section , select at least 3 accounts to start the group chat.
Step 3: When the group member is selected, name the group with up to 250 characters. Then, click the Start button to start creating group chats.
Step 4: Now you can freely chat with friends, exchange teamwork conveniently. At the same time, you can send files, send animations, send screenshots . When you want to change the group name just click on the group name, change it to the desired name, then click the Save button to save.
Step 5: To leave the group, select Conversation> Leave and Delete menu or right-click on the group, select Leave and Delete to leave the group.
Video tutorial to create group chats on Viber computer
With just a few simple steps, you can quickly create group chats, to exchange common tasks more conveniently than ever.
Groups is one of the most popular features of Viber, but sometimes the notifications can get annoying. You can mute or turn off notifications on Viber for Android for a specific group, by doing as follows:
1. Open Viber on your Android device (make sure you have the latest version)
2. Open the Group you’d like to mute the notifications
3. Go the Settings, by tapping the Gear icon on the top menu
4. Mark the Mute Group option and you’ll no longer receive notifications for the new messages on that specific group
While you can easily turn off/turn on notifications for each group separately, there is no way to disable receiving notifications for a specific single conversation. But you can completely disable receiving notifications for new messages on Viber for Android, by doing as follows:
1. Go to Settings >> Apps and the find and open Viber. Now make sure to disable the “Show notifications” option
2. Now open Viber application, go to the app’s settings and then the Notifications settings
3. Unmark these options: “Show message preview”, “New Message Popup” and “Light screen for messages”
4. Mark the “Use system sounds”, tap the “Notification sound” and set it to Silent.
5. Done! You’ll no longer receive notifications on Viber for Android including message preview, message notification’s sound and popup message
Thanks to the advent of smartphones, we no longer have to worry about going over our message limit, or sending the same message to different people. Nowadays there is a large selection of different messaging apps to choose from, which allow you to send as many messages to as many people as you like, including group messages, all for free. Not only that, but you can freely send videos, pictures, and even share your location with others for no cost.
Depending on where you live, the most popular messaging app could be WhatsApp or Kik, Telegram or Voxer. Another extremely popular app is Viber, which has over 100 million active monthly users from a total of 280 million registered users. The messaging tool, which was launched in 2010, is available for both iOS and Android and allows you to have both video and audio chats.
Of course, as with all messaging apps, you need to make sure that what you share is safe and secure, so we’ve put together a few simple steps to ensure your data can’t be accessed.
6 steps to make your Viber more secure
1. Change your online status
This may seem like a rather simple step, but there’s no need for your contacts to know every time you open the app to read an old message. In order to hide your online status in Viber, go to the settings section, select “Privacy” and untick “Share ‘Online’ Status”.
2. Make Viber profile photo hidden from unknown users
Having a profile photo on Viber helps your contacts recognize you quickly and easily, but you can just as easily keep it hidden from unknown users. All you need to do is open “Privacy”, choose “Profile photo” and select “Nobody”.
3. Change the seen option for contacts
If you don’t want your contacts to know when you have seen or read their messages, you can change the option by going to the settings, then “Privacy”, and take the tick off the “Share ‘Using App’ status” line.
4. Use a password to block Viber
If you are unfortunate enough for your smartphone to land itself in the hands of another person, you can ensure they aren’t able to read your private messages by using a password to block access. The app itself doesn’t come with any locking device, but you can easily download a password app that you can use with Viber for free.
5. Don’t save Viber photos in your gallery
All photos that are sent or received via the app are stored automatically in a new folder in your phone’s gallery. So even if you’ve blocked the app, someone can still access your photos. Simply delete the photos immediately (you can still view them within the app) or follow these quick and easy steps:
- Download a file manager app i.e ASTRO, ES File Manager or Cabinet Beta
- Navigate to “viber\media\Viber Images” directory in your phone.
- Create a new file “.nomedia” (without quotes) and save it.
6. Hide Using App status
Any games or actions you carry out within the app is viewable by others, so to prevent them seeing what you are doing just go to the settings, then “Privacy”, and take the tick off the “Share ‘Using App’ status” line. Easy as that.
So, now that you have completed these simple steps, you can ensure that whatever you send to your family and friends can remain confidential, and so is all of your activity while using the messaging tool.
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Communities and group chats are a great way to bring people together and make connections based on the things we have in common, from family groups, to big communities of people who are all interested in the same thing.
When it comes to choosing the right type of chat to open for your group, you need to consider some important questions:
Size really does matter
Group chats are usually smaller and are perfect for private connections. A group chat on Viber is best for chatting with up to 250 members – usually family or close friends. Members are invited to join, or can join by a direct link.
Communities are much larger, public-facing groups, usually made up of people who don’t know each other. A community can have unlimited members, and admins can allow all members to invite their friends to join.
Inclusiveness is the name of the game
If someone joins a group chat in the middle of a conversation, they will miss all the earlier conversation, and it can take some time to catch up. Not really a great way to welcome a new member!
In a community, the entire chat history is available to everyone, no matter when they joined the community. New members can read back through earlier messages, or focus on the current chat and jump right in. The choice is theirs.
Your privacy matters whatever the chat
Group chats work best when everyone knows each other, and feels safe with the other members of the chat. The phone numbers of everyone in the chat are visible, so anyone can message or call another group member privately.
Communities are different. As anyone can easily join a community, phone numbers of members of the community are hidden. This is important to us at Viber – a way to ensure that communities are a safe space for members to meet new people and bond over their shared passions – all without exposing their private phone number.
Everyone in a community (admins included) can choose whether to let other community members message them in a Hidden-number chat. Even if you have enabled incoming chats from people you don’t know, you still have the choice to accept or decline a message from a new person.
You have the power
In group chats, admins can remove or members or add other members.
Communities come with special powers for admins to oversee the conversation. Admins can add and remove members, invite admins who can write in the community’s chat, remove people from the community, ban people from joining or rejoining the community, and appoint other admins or superadmins to help manage the community.
It’s time to take a snooze
In group chats, members receive a notification every time there is a new message. If there is a busy chat taking place, members receive smart notifications (several notifications in one) so that their phones don’t beep too much!
In communities, members can take a break from the community by “snoozing” it for 30 days. Snoozing gives the member a break from the community, but they are still a member. When the 30 days are up, the community will unsnooze, and the community will reappear at the top of the chat list the next time there is a new message.
When it comes to chatting in a big group of people, communities create great connections for more people.
Start making those connections and create your community today. Remember, your community can be based on anything at all, from candle lovers to Kendall lovers.