Rakuten Viber, one of the leading global messaging apps, announced its partnership with MoMo – Vietnam top Super App, making it possible for users to transfer money or topup mobile phone right on Viber app.
The partnership aims to enhance Viber user experience by adding money transfer/request money transfer and topup mobile phone functions at Chatbot MoMo or Chat Extension (Gif+ icon at the bottom of the screen on Viber chat).
To transfer money/request money, the user simply opens the MoMo Chatbot on Viber and click on the Money Transfer button. Viber will then show the MoMo Money Transfer interface, allowing users to input the receiver’s number, the amount to be sent, and their message. Users will then be redirected to the MoMo App where a PIN/Face ID will be required in order to finish the transaction. Upon completion, the user will be redirected back to Viber where the peer-to-peer transfer results will appear on the chat box.
Viber and MoMo believe the money sharing feature in MoMo will be endorsed by young Viber users. To use this feature, in the chat group, users just need to select MoMo at Extension, input the total amount to be divided, and the money transfer link will immediately switch to the group chat window. Users in the chat group click on the link, enter the amount to be transferred and confirm. This feature will definitely be useful for groups of friends and colleagues that often share bills for food or shopping.
To top-up mobile phone, users will be redirected to the MoMo App, then select denomination and confirm to finish the transaction. Also, users will be able to purchase mobile phone prepaid pin code and 3G/4G mobile data for themselves or for others. Furthermore, MoMo’s stickers have been integrated on Viber to make conversations more lively.
“Money transferring and messaging have always been available on the MoMo application. But through the partnership with Viber, a leading trustworthy messaging application in Vietnam, the user experience is elevated, especially money transferring, which is one of the preferable features of MoMo. Viber and MoMo are both vastly popular and being used for daily life needs by Vietnamese users. We do hope to grow this partnership with Viber further in the near future.” said Nguyen Ba Diep, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President.
“This partnership is a crucial step in digitizing a very important aspect of our users’ everyday life. Such peer-to-peer transfers and mobile data top-ups allow our users yet another safe solution from a partner they already trust, in a platform they feel secure in,” said David Tse, Senior Director at Rakuten Viber APAC.
With 32 million registered users, Viber is one of the top social messaging apps in Viet Nam (including chat, audio, video calls, groups and communities …). As an end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, Viber is trusted by users for its stability and high security.
MoMo is the number 1 Super App in Vietnam with more than 25 million registered users and is gradually becoming the leading super app which provides diversified products and services for Vietnamese people.
The partnership between two top apps with large user base, which brings together 2 most important functions for user’s needs: communication and money transfer, creates a new age of social media in Vietnam,.
The cooperation between Viber and MoMo also promotes non-cash payment and online communication to support Vietnamese government policy of 5K during current social distance period.
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MoMo is the number one e-wallet company in Vietnam and one of the fastest growing and largest fintech apps in the world. Our award winning super app platform is trusted and loved by millions of users and merchants for its ease of use, product design, and compelling ecosystem of partners. MoMo has over 1,100 employees and is head quartered in Ho Chi Minh City with offices in Hanoi and Danang.
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