|Public Chats Allows Users to Get Closer to Their Favorite Personalities and Brands|
Viber, the leading mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls with over 18 million users nationwide, today announced Public Chats, a new feature that allows users to discover, share and interact with conversations, communities and content on mobile.
With Viber Public Chats, you can follow 24/7 reality chats of your favorite personalities, interests & brands. Public Chats are live discussions between celebrities and personalities that Viber users can follow. They offer a new kind of social experience—tapping into live conversations as they happen. Anyone on Viber can follow as many chats as they like on their mobile device. Conversations are multi-media and include text, photos, audio, video, stickers, web links and more. Users can invite friends to follow the Public Chats that interest them and can share content.
Follow your favorite celebrities and personalities like podcast stars Becky Nights, the dynamic radio trio of Boys Night Out, Manila Secrets’ social influencers, and sports personalities & athletes of Pinoy Pride Public Chat as they go public on Viber. Filipinos can get live feed straight from the newsroom of GMA News, Inquirer, and SPIN.ph. Listen in on the latest gossip from PEP.ph, see paparazzi photos from The Palace Manila, and get updates from the country’s biggest brands such as Smart, SM Supermalls, Globe, and GrabTaxi.
Public Chats also launches with a broad range of global celebrities, personalities and brands, including celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, international DJ Paul van Dyk, YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley, European football channel COPA90, and many more.
The most popular chats are featured on the home screen of the Public Chats section of Viber. Users can easily search to find out who is chatting, or they can access a chat directly through its customized URL like www.viber.com/viberphlive.
“The release of Public Chats on Viber allows people to interact in a new way, listening in on live discussions and staying up-to-date with exclusive content from the people and subjects that matter to them most,” said Talmon Marco, Viber CEO. “We are launching this concept with a great line-up of celebrities and personalities all over the world. They are opening up their conversations on Viber, and we’re sure our users will love the ‘fly-on-the-wall’ experience this delivers.”