Adding Contacts to Viber

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Viber integrates automatically with the contact list on most phones. However, you'll need to add anyone who is not already on your existing contact list, which you can do within the Viber app.

Adding a Contact From the Viber Info Screen

If the person you want to add to your Viber contacts already uses Viber, you can pull up that person's Viber info screen and add him.

  1. In Viber, open the contact's info screen.
  2. Tap the Add Contact button, which is a plus sign in iOS and a person with a plus sign icon on Android phones.
  3. Enter an alternate name for the contact if you don't want to use the name the contact entered in the info screen.
  4. Click the Check Mark in Android or tap Save on an iPhone to add the person to your contacts list.

Manually Add a Contact From Your Android or iOS Phone

If the person isn't already a Viber user, enter his or her information manually into your phone.

  1. Open your Viber Contacts screen.
  2. Tap the Add Contact button, which is a plus sign in iOS and a person with a plus sign icon on Android phones.
  3. Enter the person's information and phone number using international format. Include the area code and international code preceded with a + sign. Viber uses a person’s phone number to recognize them worldwide. 
  4. Tap Continue or Done.
  5. Choose the Check Mark in Android or tap Save in iOS.

If your new contact is not a Viber user, you won't be able to make contact using Viber unless you use the paid Viber Out service.

Invite People to Use Viber

If your contact does not use Viber, invite her into the service. Browse the contact list in Viber, which gives you the full list of all Viber (and non-Viber) users. Select the user and go to his or her contact page. Click the Invite button. Viber sends an invitation prompting the person to install the app on your behalf.

Other Ways to Enter Viber Contacts

There are other ways to enter Viber contacts.

  1. Go to the More options menu on your Android or iOS phone. Select Add Contact and enter the information there.
  2. Scan a potential contact's QR code to enter the information into your contact list. Ask your friend to open a QR code from the More options screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to scan the QR code.
  3. Open the Viber app on a Windows 10 phone and click the Add contact button. Tap the plus icon and add the contact's information there. You can also type a new number on your phone's keypad and save to your Windows contact list by tapping the plus icon.