Viber, which is a leader in mobile communications platform offering of free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, has announced today a new version of its app for BlackBerry with multiple new features and enhancements.

The new release adds functionality to the Viber legacy BlackBerry app. The release includes:

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  • User images in conversations
  • A new seen status to let users know when their messages have been viewed
  • Improved privacy settings
  • Custom location sharing
  • Multiple additional design enhancements and bug fixes

“BlackBerry is the third largest mobile user base for Viber and is an integral part of our strategy to reach users of multiple platforms,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. “Our continued support for the community of Viber users on the platform goes hand-in-hand with our efforts to reach the broadest possible audience of users around the world.”

On top of the new features, the new BlackBerry version has also been translated into Bahasa Indonesian, allowing Viber users who speak the language to easily access the app.