Rakuten Viber launches new tools to fight spam

Staff Correspondent

13 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Rakuten Viber, one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, announced the launch of several tools to fight spam and ensure user privacy, as well as an option to search for other users by name.

The new search capability will be protected with extra privacy measures in accordance with Viber’s strict commitment to ensuring privacy for its users, said a press release.

As the world changes and messaging apps gain an outsize role in communication, people are constantly looking for additional ways to expand their circles and networks. Yet people today are also bombarded with more information than ever before, and avoiding spam and unnecessary overloads of information is crucial. The challenge lies not in finding connections online but doing so safely and privately. With its new privacy tools, Viber provides the answer.

Viber now allows its users to control who can add them to communities and group chats, whether everyone or only their saved contacts.