Be it Instagram or Facebook they are all copying Snapchat.

Viber is a hugely popular messaging app with some 800 million users now and I do use it from time to time myself but still opt to use Whats App but some just wont move and I find Viber a bit heavy.That being said its a good app overall and its now brought a familiar feature we have seen before which allows you to chat in secret,Sure with end to end encryption you would think you already are chatting privately.


With Secret Chats, you can set a self-destruct timer for every message in the conversation. Messages in a secret chat can’t be forwarded and screenshots are either totally unavailable or alerted to you by an instant notification in the chat screen. As always, your communications will continue to be protected by Viber’s end-to-end encryption.



To start a secret chat is simple you will first need to update your app if you have not both on Android and iOS.. You will be given a prompt anyway if you are not updated to the latest version and if you decide to want to chat with someone you can suggest an update which sends that user a message to do so..

1.  Open your Chats screen
2.  Tap the button to compose a new chat
3.  Select the New secret chat button at the top

4.  Add up to 199 contacts to your new secret chat
5.  Tap Done
5.  A new secret chat will open
6.  Tap the timer and set time limit


Time limit

Once the time limit you set runs out messages sent in the chat will disappear entirely. This means no trace will be left on your phone or any recipient’s phone.



By Jim O Brien/CEO

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