[Update] Viber Announces 2.0 Update, Removed Due to Technical Issue, Coming Back Soon

About a week ago we posted that an update was coming to Viber, the popular free VoIP call app that works very well over 3G/WiFi. The latest update was to bring instant messaging, and was supposed to be out soon.

Earlier yesterday, Viber’s PR rep commented on our blog saying “Viber 2.0 is now in the App Store”. However, upon searching the App Store, Viber isn’t anywhere to be found. Our friends at RazorianFly also noticed Viber missing as well.

So did Viber get removed from the App Store? I don’t think so. The most likely scenario is their 2.0 update is still being processed and will show up shortly. We’ve seen similar situations happen before in the past to Skype.

We’re in direct talks with the team at Viber, so stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated.

Update 2: Viber just commented below, and just as I predicted it was removed due to an issue but will be back soon:

Hello,
This is a Viber Media representative.
Viber 2.0 was available for download yesterday, but due to a technical issues some of our users encountered, we decided to pull back that version, thus making Viber unavailable temporarily on AppStore.

We fixed the problem and submitted the fixed version of Viber 2.0 to Apple, and it should appear in AppStore soon.
Once it’s available, download it and the problem will be fixed.

Update 1: it appears some of you were able to download the 2.0 update, as this image by @Th0ms0n_ shows:

 

 

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  • bekk45

    haha what happened to your article about bbm coming on the 26th? smooth.

  • Ex
  • bekk45

    whoop ! there it is.

  • Hello,
    This is a Viber Media representative.
    Viber 2.0 was available for download yesterday, but due to a technical issues some of our users encountered, we decided to pull back that version, thus making Viber unavailable temporarily on AppStore.

    We fixed the problem and submitted the fixed version of Viber 2.0 to Apple, and it should appear in AppStore soon.
    Once it’s available, download it and the problem will be fixed.

  • Suk

    They have a technical issue for sure. I updated the app a couple of days ago and it crashed as soon as I launch it.