Many people are hopping onto the Viber bandwagon (read my Viber review) but are rather disappointed by a major bug where the contact list doesn’t get updated in real-time, much like what we expect of WhatsApp. Undoubtedly, they’ve just launched and will definitely fix the bug soon, but till then, here’s some help fo you…
The fix for this problem is quite simple and you can go through these steps periodically to update your list.
I’ve found that by editing an existing contact’s number or adding a new contact VIA Viber, it will force the app to refresh.
- From the Contacts tab, click on a contact.
- Press the Edit button and make a change to the mobile number (you can change it again right after).
- Click Done.
- Click Contacts, then the Viber button in the top-left corner.
- Your list should now have refreshed with the latest Viber users.