Viber brings in new ways of making the new school year more engaging and fun for students, teachers and parents

The leading messaging app has introduced exciting updates such as quiz mode in polls, enhanced media gallery, reactions and reminders in My Notes (coming soon) following Viber’s commitment to facilitate the educational process 

Rakuten Viber, the leading messaging app for easy and secure communication has introduced different enhancements that will support teachers, parents and students during the new school year. The Japanese-owned communications platform has just launched quiz mode in polls for both group chats and communities empowering teachers to easily check what is the level of understanding of the class regarding the recent studies in the respected community for each subject and many more.

To create a quiz in polls users simply need to:

  • Select a community or a group chat and click on the poll icon in the bottom of the screen
  • In the pop-up – enable quiz mode and add a question, possible answers and if needed add a short explanation why the answer is correct
  • Select the correct answer and click create

After the quiz is live in both communities and group chats, other users can see the distribution of answers by the rest of the participants who voted but only after each individual has taken part he/she will see the correct answer, together with the short explanation why. Individual answers of participants in a quiz on communities will be kept private, even for the creator of the quiz. They will only see the distribution of answers per question while for the group chats the creator of the quiz will have the opportunity also to track what was the vote of each respondent.

This functionality is useful for everyone interested to check the knowledge/understanding or opinion of the community members or simply create fun quizzes on various topics.

“At the end of the last school year, the digitization of learning went from a gradual process to something that literally happened overnight as countries across the globe went into lockdown. In just a few days the entire educational process was moved from classrooms to students’ and teachers’ homes. Many Viber communities between students, teachers, and parents were created to support the overall education process. Going through the numbers today and comparing the same period last year globally, the number of users who chatted in communities has doubled, which proves Viber is a valuable ally in the quest of finding the new balance in these challenging times,” says Anna Znamenskaya – Chief Growth Officer at Rakuten Viber.

Following its commitment to support education, through the last couple of months Viber has introduced a bunch of additional functionalities that will come in handy and fun for both teachers, students and parents. On top of the list comes enhanced media gallery and the coming soon feature Reminders in My Notes, which will assist users not to forget important deadlines for assignments, projects and meetings. For those who want to bring some fun in their class or parent’s communities GIF and sticker creators together with reactions come in handy.   Instant voice and video messages are always a good idea when seeking for a quick and personal way to deliver short messages while being on the go.


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