Personalize your Viber settings - Android phones
Change your Viber settings to personalize them and use Viber to suit you. Android users can also your phone settings to customize your settings even further.
Find your settings:
1. Open the more screen
2. Tap on Settings
Read more to discover which settings you can change, and how.
Calls and messages
Media and storage
Customize your Viber notifications on Android 8.0
Change your Viber account settings from this screen.
Viber backup - Back up your text messages so that you can take messages with you from one phone to another, or when you change phone number.
Desktop and tablets - See which other devices your Viber account is active on, and deactivate them if necessary.
Change phone number - Start the process for changing your phone number either on this device or for a new device. Don't forget to back up your chat history - although you will be reminded during the process.
Deactivate account - Remove all data and history by deactivating your account.
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Learn more about the privacy options on Viber.
Share 'Online' status - Use this setting to show or not show your contacts that you are online. The default is to show other users your status. Be careful - you can only change your status once in 24 hours.
Send 'Seen' status - Turn this setting off to stop other people seeing when you have read their message. You also won't be able to see whether they have read your message.
Show your photo - Choose whether to allow users who are not on your contacts list to see your photo.
Collect analytics - Enable this option to allow Viber to receive anonymous data about your usage. Viber uses this information to improve services.
Block list - Find a list of all the numbers you have blocked from contacting you on Viber. You can unblock them from here too.
Hidden chats - Change your password from here. Read more about Hidden Chats here.
Clear trusted contacts - By tapping on this button you will clear all your trusted contacts. Find out more about how to create trusted contacts here.
Facebook connect - Connect your Viber account to Facebook.
Twitter connect - Connect your Viber account to Twitter.
Viber uses peer-to-peer communication to connect devices and improve call quality when you make a call. Peer-to-peer communication allows your phone and the phone of the person you are calling to exchange IP addresses and connect directly to each other.
Peer-to-peer is only used in 1-on-1 calls on Viber.
You can choose to turn peer-to-peer communication off, so that your IP address is no longer used in your Viber calls, but it will reduce your call quality.
Change your settings
1. Open Settings from the more screen
2. Tap on Privacy
3. Tap Use peer-to-peer to turn it off or on
Please note that turning off peer-to-peer will affect all your 1-on-1 voice and video calls on Viber.
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Change how you are notified about new messages.
Show message preview - A new incoming message is shown in your phone's menu.
Contact joined Viber - Receive a message when any of your phone contacts join Viber.
New message popup - New messages will pop up on your screen.
Light screen for messages - Your phone screen will light up when you get a new message.
Unlock for popups - Popups will unlock your phone screen when you get a new message. You can only choose this option when popups are enabled.
Outgoing message sounds - Control whether your phone makes a noise when you send a message.
Use system sounds - Use the default ring and notification tones on your phone, or tap to change them for Viber.
Vibrate when ringing - This option allows you to manage whether your phone vibrates when you get a call or message on Viber.
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Viber-In calls - Enable your phone to receive incoming calls with Viber whenever possible.
Receive service messages - Choose whether to allow businesses to message you via Viber.
Email message history - Create a file of your backed up messages to send to your email.
Clear message history- Delete all your messages on Viber. Once deleted you won't be able to restore them.
Video calls - Turn off the ability to receive video calls.
Use device proximity sensor - Turn this option on to disable your screen during Viber calls when the device is held close to your ear.
Press enter to send - Turn this on to have Enter send a message. Turn it off, and you can only use the send button to send a message.
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Control how media messages (pictures, GIFs, videos and more) are downloaded to avoid using up all your data.
Photo quality - Choose the quality of the photos that you send in your chats. Use compressed quality to save data, or excellent quality to send great photos.
Save to gallery - Turn this option on to automatically save all the photos you receive in Viber chats to your phone's photo gallery. If you turn it off, you can choose to save photos manually.
Auto download media over mobile network - If you choose this option any media message sent to you will be downloaded immediately. If you disable this option you can choose to download a specific image.
Auto download media when connected to Wi-Fi - If you choose this option any media message sent to you will be downloaded as soon as you connect to Wi-Fi. If you disable this option you can choose to download a specific image.
Delete old video and voice messages - If this option is on, old messages (sent longer than 14 days ago) will be deleted automatically. Once deleted you can't restore them.
Delete video and voice messages - Turn this option on to delete all the video and voice messages you receive. Once these messages are deleted, you can't restore them.
Restrict data usage - Use this setting to allow Viber to optimize the service and use as little data as possible when you are on your mobile network.
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Change your default message background to one that you like better. You can choose one from the Viber background gallery, take a new photo, or take one from your gallery. You can also personalize a chat background from the chat info screen.
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Show Viber status icon - Show that Viber is running on the icon on your phone's menu bar. The text below the option name indicates what your current setting is.
Show all contacts - Allow Viber to display all your contacts on your phone's contact list. Contacts who have Viber will have a Viber badge next to their name.
Sync contacts - Allow any contacts that you add through Viber to be saved on your phone's contact list. If you disable this option you won't be able to add new contacts to your phone through Viber.
Change Viber language - change the language you use for Viber. This doesn't need to be the same language as your phone. For example, even if your phone is in English, you can choose Russian as your Viber language.
Open links internally - tapping on links will open them in a Viber browser.
Use proxy server - connect to Viber through a proxy.
Wi-Fi sleep policy - Control when Viber is connected to Wi-Fi. Tap Always connected and Viber will keep Wi-Fi on. Tap Use device's settings and Viber will comply with your phone's Wi-Fi settings.
Restore Viber defaults - Tap on this to reset Viber's settings to the original. Any changes you made will be lost.
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Users with Android 8.0 can use their phone settings to control the different Viber notifications you receive. With this change it isn't all or nothing - you can choose which features you want to receive notifications for, and which you don't. The notifications channels allow you to choose whether there is a sound, light, vibration or no notification at all for features.
Change your Viber settings on your phone
1. Open your phone's settings by finding and tapping on the settings button
2. Scroll down your settings until you find Apps
3. In the apps list, find and tap on Viber
4. Scroll down the list of options to Notifications
5. Work through the list of channels to personalize your notifications for each feature
Once done, close your settings, and these changes should be applied in Viber.
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