Viber has become the most popular messenger in Russia




Research company AppAnnie called Viber most popular messenger in the App Store and Google Play. In addition, Viber took second place in the number of downloads in Russia among all applications without regard to games. Russia, according to analysts, is in the top 10 countries on the popularity of mobile applications.


“The audience Viber in Russia is already more than 30 million people – said the head of Viber achievement in Russian Evgeny Roschupkin. – We are certainly glad to be a good year in 2014, in the new year we plan to open for users even more opportunities. ”

Viber opened its Russian office in July 2014, recognizing the importance of an active presence in the Russian market. The tasks of the office include the further localization of the various versions of Viber for maximum ease of use, with the service.

Viber founded in 2010 by Israeli Talmon Marco and Belarusian Igor Magazinnik. Today they told me that gradually going to leave the project. To the events of the company in Minsk and Marco Magazinnik announced personnel changes in the company. Magazinnik resigned as technical director. Intention to leave the project co-founders explained the desire to work in new projects.

In February 2014 Japan’s largest online retailer Rakuten bought Viber for $ 900 million. In a press release, the company said that the service is “perfect complement” of its digital strategy.

Viber – Internet telephony application for smartphone platforms iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, as well as the Mac and PC. Integrated into the address book, and authenticates the user by phone number. Allows you to make free calls over Wi-Fi and 3G. Payment will be charged only for the Internet traffic.

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