Viber has announced Public Chats, a new feature that allows users to discover, share and interact with conversations, communities and content on mobile.
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 of these chats as they like on their mobile device.
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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.
Public Chats has a broad range of global celebrities, personalities and brands. Some of the known personalities who have their accounts on Public Chats are Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Sonu Nigam, Ayushmann Khurrana, Shaan and many more.
Sports personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Saina Nehwal are few of the other names, users can follow on Public Chats.
The most popular chats will be 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.
“The release of Public Chats on Viber allows people to interact in a new way, listening to live discussions and staying up-to-date with exclusive content from the people and interests that matter to them most.” said Anubhav Nayyar, country head India, Viber.
In September, Nucleus Research also announced the YUP! app, the next generation one click messaging mobile app in India.
YUP! is an innovative app that allows user to send or receive messages just with a tap on the screen, the company said.
The app offers an interactive user experience and has a customizable user interface. It has different themes and sounds for users. The app can be used to express emotions.
The app can be used as an urgent pager, can be used to play urban poker and it saves time. The users can change the settings of the app such as the themes and sounds within the app.
The app provide privacy and permission based connect. User’s contacts are secure and has block and unblock features. The app is low on bandwidth and uses less mobile data.