Viber introduces Secret Chats feature in latest update


Snapchat’s expiring messages was so well received by the app’s users that over the last many months other messaging applications have begun implementing their own versions of the same. The latest to include timed messages is Viber with their new Secret Chats.

Viber users will now be able to set a timer that will have messages self-destruct after a certain period of time. The feature also alerts users if a person they are talking to takes a screenshot of the conversation.

Earlier, Viber added other features to help differentiate itself from other messaging apps. These includes public accounts, an e-commerce button, disappearing multimedia, and one-touch video calling.

Last year, end-to-end encryption and hidden chats were added to help beef up the messaging app’s security solutions.

The app has 800 million registered users.