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Viber CEO asks Filipinos what they think
/ 10:00 PM December 22, 2014
Viber CEO Talmon Marco announcing Viber Public Chats in the Philippines. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Viber CEO Talmon Marco announcing Viber Public Chats in the Philippines. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

MANILA, Philippines—Viber’s founder and CEO, Talmon Marco, announces “We’ve gone public” as a statement to introduce Viber’s new feature called Public Chats.

In a Viber video message sent to Filipino users, Marco explains to more than 18 million Filipino Viber users that with Public Chats, they can follow live conversations of their favorite celebrities and personalities as they chat with one another.

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This offers Viber users a new kind of experience, as it gives them a more personal connection with their favorite people on Viber.

A few noteworthy Public Chats accounts are Pinoy Pride (top celebrities & athletes), Inquirer (news alerts from the Philippine Daily Inquirer newsroom), Boys Night Out (Radio DJs

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TV host Sam Oh with youtube star Mikey Bustos. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

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Sam YG, Toni Tony, Slick Rick), Manila Secrets (Nightlife experts Tim Yap & JM Rodriguez with their celebrity friends), Becky Nights (Divine Lee with her podcast co-hosts), Chico Delamar & Gino (Radio DJs), and Fashion Bloggers MNL (Camille Co, David Guison with their blogger friends).

Queen of all media, Kris Aquino and comedienne Pokwang, have also joined the bandwagon when they guested in the account Globe Love Vibes.

The celebrities of Public Chat accounts have announced that “they’ve gone public” on Viber and have opened their personal conversations for the public’s consumption.

Sam YG of “Boys Night Out”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Sam YG of “Boys Night Out”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

They share what goes on in their daily lives, behind the scenes photos, news, gossip, and random conversations, giving a sneak peak of their daily lives to their thousands of followers.

To show how much Viber values their users, Marco asks Filipinos to suggest which local personalities they’d like to see on Public Chats by tweeting @ViberPH with the hashtag #ViberPublicChats.

Viber will choose tweets and suggestions of lucky users for a big surprise next year.

Still more to come next year so keep up with Viber’s cool new features by always updating your Viber app to the latest version (Version 5.2).

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For those interested in opening their Public Chats accounts, contact [email protected]

IC Mendoza of Becky Nights. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

IC Mendoza of Becky Nights. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

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.

Viber Public ChatsWith more than 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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TOPICS: IC Mendoza, Mikey Bustos, Public Chats, Sam Oh, Sam YG, Talmon Marco, technology, Viber
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