How do I use secret chat on Viber?

Viber, launched in 2010 in Israel, is a free instant messaging application. It enables users to communicate messages, photographs, videos, and stickers, as well as music and voice recordings, with other Viber users.

It develops programs for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux. Due to its widespread accessibility and useful features, it also takes steps to ensure user safety while communicating online. One of the most important security features is the ability to initiate a hidden discussion with your contacts using Viber.

How to start a hidden Viber chat?

To initiate a private chat for one-on-one communication, just follow the guidelines below.

  1. On your smartphone, launch the Viber application.
  2. To begin a conversation, either choose an existing chat from the Chat menu or hit the “Compose New Chat” icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. To access the menu, tap the menu symbol in the top-right corner or swipe left.
  4. After that, you’ll see the “Open Secret Chat” button.
  5. Tap it to begin a private conversation with the contact.

To create a hidden group chat, follow these instructions:

  1. On your smartphone, launch the Viber application.
  2. Establish a private conversation with one of the contacts with whom you want to start a hidden group chat.
  3. Add more contacts to this one-on-one private communication to convert it to a group chat.
  4. Then you’ve succeeded in initiating a secret group chat.

You may set a timer on the private chat to ensure that the message you sent is deleted after the timer expires. If you do not set a timer, Viber will automatically establish a one-minute timer for you.

Is it possible to establish a hidden group chat?

You certainly can. One of the features that sets Viber apart from other messaging applications is its secret chat function, which offers both one-on-one and group communication.

You may start a private conversation by selecting an existing one-on-one chat or by creating a new one. However, it’s worth noting that you cannot create a hidden group chat from an existing group chat. You are only permitted to create a new secret group chat.

Can I start a hidden desktop chat?

Unfortunately, you cannot use this feature on your PC or Mac since it is only accessible on your iOS or Android device’s Viber app.

What am I permitted to send in a confidential chat?

In a hidden conversation, you may exchange photographs, media, files, and stickers. Additionally, Viber enables you to share your location and contact information through a hidden conversation.

Is it possible to forward or store a message from a private chat?

Whoever sends a message through private chat, and regardless of the content, neither you nor your contacts are allowed to transmit or preserve the communications.

Can I erase messages from the opposite side of a private chat?

Indeed, it is a matter of who transmitted the texts.

When you start a new private conversation on Viber, you are automatically given a one-minute timer. After the timer expires, the communications transmitted via this private chat will vanish without a trace. Additionally, you may turn off the timer and the notifications will remain visible, which is not encouraged.

When you deactivate the timer and want to erase certain messages sent through a private discussion, you may do so manually. This is really beneficial since it allows you to either remove them for yourself or for everyone. However, you can only remove messages sent by your contacts.

Is it permissible for me to take a snapshot of the private chat?

To be honest, it all depends on the gadget you’re using. Android users are unable to screenshot their private chats. While iPhone users are unable to capture the hidden discussion due to Viber’s restrictions on permissions and privileges on the iPhone.

The good news is that you or the other party to the private conversation will be notified if a screenshot is taken. This is another safeguard Viber has taken to ensure your security and privacy when utilizing Viber’s private conversations.

When I lock the screen, is I able to see who sends me a message through the hidden chat?

When the other party in a private conversation sends you a message, it will simply inform you that you have received a new Viber message. The contact’s name and the message’s content will not be shown in the notification.

Should I use a VPN in conjunction with Viber?

Viber is not accessible in some countries. If you live in one of these countries or are a Viber user visiting those countries, you will need to install a virtual private network (VPN) on your smartphone to unblock Viber. Using a VPN is the most effective and time-efficient way to circumvent geo-blocks. We suggest that you download and install NordVPN on your device.

NordVPN not only alters your IP address to make you seem to be in another country, but also protects you from internet hackers and government organizations that monitor your online activity. Although Viber is a secure chat service, it is always better to be cautious than sorry.

NordVPN is a well-known VPN provider with inexpensive plans. To determine which plan best matches your needs, click here. If you haven’t settled on a VPN yet, you may take advantage of NordVPN’s free trial.

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