How to Monitor Viber Messages and Calls – Using Software
This article is written for the purpose of showing you the easiest way you can monitor all Viber calls and messages. Until fairly recently this was an impossible task – leaving many parents frustrated by clever kids! Now, you have options and Viber monitoring is easy. If you haven’t heard of Viber and are asking why it is important, I’ll explain everything, so read on.
So, What Exactly is Viber?
If you aren’t tech savvy, or if you are not really up-to-date with everything that technology has to offer, in all likelihood, you’ve possibly never even heard of Viber. It is especially easy to get lost in a multitude of different chat clients and messengers which are appearing so fast, you will barely enough time to test them out properly.
Of course, Viber is all the rage among the younger generation of tech users who spend most of their time online. It’s always the kids!
Simply put, Viber is an app for your smartphone, tablet, or your PC, which is designed for sending text messages or making voice calls via the internet using the device’s data plan or a wireless connection. This effectively makes all the messages and calls free, which is why it has become such a hit with the kids and teenagers.
Viber is not the only platform that allows for this but it is one of the fastest growing and we’re going to take a closer look into it to find out why and how you can monitor Viber messages and calls.
The Reasons for Monitoring Viber Messages and Calls
First of all, let’s establish what a monitoring report should contain:
- The content of all sent and received messages through Viber
- Time stamps for all calls and messages and their entire number
- Call logs, which contain duration of the call and contact details of the person placing or receiving the call
- At the time of this writing, the recording of calls placed through Viber is not possible although that might change in the near future, which would be the final step in monitoring
Any run-of-the-mill spy program allows you to monitor regular text messages and log all calls made and received but with Viber, a large number of the messages and calls will stay hidden and spy software will not be able to pick it up.
If your kids are using Viber the chances are that you have lost the ability to monitor their texting. However, there is a solution to this. There are some advanced spy programs out there which enable you to monitor all Viber calls and messages.
The Necessary Tools
Since Viber is fairly new, there are not many programs which are equipped with the ability to monitor Viber messages and calls. Additionally, the list of devices on which you can spy Viber is limited to those using Android and iOS, and it includes cell phones, tablets, iPhones and iPads.
If you are an Android user your device has to be Rooted in order for this to work – or Jailbroken if you are using an iPhone or an iPad. If you are not familiar with these terms, I suggest you look them up first – I have articles covering them.
After you have Rooted or Jailbroken your device, it is time to choose the appropriate spyware software. For now, the only ones I recommend and cover all of the options mentioned above are:
Just be careful when choosing the one you need – make sure it has all the other features you want and choose the correct package – for some, Viber monitoring requires their premium packages. Also consider the other platforms they can monitor – such as Skype and WhatsApp.
These applications do their job well. Flexispy was the first to provide Viber support, and it has a slight edge, since it has solved some of the initial bugs – Plus Flexispy monitors the largest number of social/chat/messenger type apps.
Of course, all of these programs offer far more than just monitoring of Viber messages and calls, so you need to look into their overall capabilities to decide. As far Viber is concerned, their efficiency is similar, so your decision will have to be based on their additional abilities and other factors such as price.
Remember for any of the programs to work with Viber – Android devices must be Rooted and Apple devices (iPhone) must be Jailbroken. At present there is no way around this.
After reading this article, you should be equipped with basic knowledge of Viber, and the necessary tools you need to use in order to monitor its calls and messages. The ultimate choice is yours, but remember that the programs mentioned can monitor so much more than just Viber chats. Thanks for reading!