Viber launches Public Chats in Singapore

Check out Viber latest feature, Public Chats, in Singapore and worldwide. With Public Chats, users to can discover, share and interact with celebrities, communities, local partners and etc.


To put in simply, Viber Public Chats are like other Chats where you can follow the celebrities, groups on their discussion. You cannot post content but you can read and share the content with your friends. So far, there aren’t many familiar (my opinion) global personalities for me to follow.

If you are interested, there are a few local partners, personalities and blogs that you can follow on Viber. Go check it out.

Press Release


Singapore Users Can Get Closer to Their Favorite Personalities and Brands with Public Chats

SINGAPORE – November 21st 2014, Viber, the leading mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls, has recently launched Public Chats in Singapore and worldwide. This new feature 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. 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. 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.

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During the launch event, Viber presented Singapore Public Chats partners, a mix of local personalities and brands such as non-profit group Project Happy Feet, NUS Business School, local pop band Tricks & Cider, lifestyle guide Great New Places, online tech media e27, online running magazine RunSociety, local online grocer RedMart, consumer tech blog Twenty First Tech and Singapore comedian Fuzz.

Local stand-up comedian Fuzz now chatting live in his Public Chats Comedians Asia! shared his experience on Viber Public Chats: “It’s fresh, fun and free! Three things a true Singaporean would look for!”

Terence Quek, Co-founder of Project Happy Feet stated, “The success of Project Happy Feet depends a lot on open communication among volunteers, partners and the public. Viber Public Chats gives us the ability to share openly the thought processes of the core volunteers, and to generate awareness for our cause and the millions of Viber users worldwide.”

Another Public Chats partner, Director of Corporate Communications of NUS Business School, Stuart Pallister also commented: “We’re excited to be an early adopter of the new Viber platform and will be seeking to engage with current and prospective students via our Public Chats channel. It’s a great opportunity and, within a short space of time, our Viber channel has already started to gain traction quickly.”

Viber revealed that it has a strong 3 million unique registered user base in Singapore out if its 460 million users globally and that it is currently working on localization plans and partnership with brands.

Guests who attended the event had the opportunity to interact with Mark Hardy, Viber’s Chief Marketing Officer and Michael Shmilov, Viber’s Head of Product via a live Q&A chat session on Viber.

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“The release of Public Chats on Viber allows people to interact in a new way, listening in on live discussions and staying up-to-date with exclusive content from the people and subjects that matter to them most,” said Talmon Marco, Viber CEO. “We are launching this concept with a great line-up of celebrities and personalities all over the world. They are opening up their conversations on Viber, and we’re sure our users will love the ‘fly-on-the-wall’ experience this delivers.”

On a global level, Public Chats features a broad range of global celebrities, personalities and brands, including celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley, singer-songwriter Pixie Lott, international DJ Paul van Dyk, digital fashion innovators Next Model Management, European football channel COPA90 and many more.

About Viber:

Viber is a pioneering mobile messaging, voice and video service. Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. With Viber Out, users can make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world. Viber is available for iPhone®, Android™ phones and tablets, Windows Phone, BlackBerry®, Blackberry® 10, Windows®, Windows 8®, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With over 460 million unique users and 608 million registered users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features. Viber is a Rakuten Group company.

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