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Viber releases limited edition heart-shaped video feature to send your boo on Valentine’s Day

Viber launches its heart-shaped instant video feature after Viber users sent 6 billion love-related stickers and GIFs in 2018 alone

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SAN FRANCISCO — February 2019 — Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging platforms, announces the launch of its special Valentine’s Day feature, a heart-shaped instant video message. The limited edition feature will go live on February 11th and will be available to Viber users until February 15th.

We all get butterflies in our stomachs when Valentine’s Day rolls around, right? Heartwarming and flirty texts are excitingly shared between lovers in anticipation of a romantic night ahead, but everyone is eagerly  looking for new ways to surprise their loved ones. This Valentine’s Day, Viber is spicing up the way people can say “I love you” to friends, family, and loved ones through chats, making it one of the world’s most secure and expressive messaging apps.

Viber has passionately crafted a fun and engaging way to convey love and from anywhere in the world with its limited edition heart-shaped instant video feature. Instant videos are 30-second video messages that people can record and send instantly by simply holding the instant video icon to record, and releasing to send. This exciting feature joins other massively popular ways for people to express their love and emotions on Viber including stickers, GIFs, and colored-background chat messages known as “Shouts.”

And for any naughty risk takers out there, Viber is still the safest and most private method of online communication, allowing global users to express their love and then, even auto self-destruct those more “intimate” messages they send on Secret Chats!

“In 2018 alone, users globally sent over 6 billion love-related stickers and GIFs combined to express their love, heart, and emotions to those they wanted to share it with,” says Ofir Eyal, COO of Viber. “With Viber, connecting now goes beyond touching base online. It means connecting emotionally to those you love and think about most, and by using our special heart-shaped instant videos this Valentine’s Day, users can make a lasting impression from anywhere in the world.”

The heart-shaped instant video is part of the latest update ‘version 10’ of Viber, that includes a new design that enhances UX and connection speed, available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

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