We’ve pretty much all been there: Forgetting to respond to friends’ messages, ignoring online posts about their beloved pet, flaking out on their Saturday night invite.

And yes, these might make you feel like a terrible friend, but it’s pretty common to get caught up with family matters or work or other commitments. Adulting’s hard – there’s no way you’re going to be available all the time, but you can also find ways to maintain those meaningful relationships, and even send a little treat (the faster to get you back into their good books).

It’s National Friendship Month this August, and a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get back on track with some of the people you’ve “seen-zoned”. Here are 3 great ways you can use Viber to make it up to them, and do better!

  1. friends callI just called to say. Hit the gang up via Viber Group Calls to loop everyone in on breaking news, earthshattering revelations, or just your life or lack thereof. This feature lets you do crystal clear audio calls (very important when spilling the proverbial tea) with up to 5 people when you’re in a group chat or already on a call with one of your friends – saving you time and ensuring no one’s left behind.
  1. Alexa, play Friends by The Carters. The internet has made a new kind of inside joke: memes! And thousands of them are easily accessible via the GIFs you can find in Viber’s Chat Extensions. Viber’s even got TuneMojis or GIFs with sounds to make your replies or clapbacks snappier. Aside from exchanging memes, Chat Extensions also allow you to send Spotify music or YouTube videos to friends! You can even plan your trips with Booking.com—all within the comfort of your group chat.
  1. Be Extra (nice). Surprise the squad with Share Treats, Viber’s latest Chat Extensions feature that allows users to send gifts hassle-free. Celebrate a friend’s special day or cheer a sis or bro up when their day is turning out far from amazing.

friends being niceWhether it’s getting them a much-needed caffeine fix from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, satisfying that Jollibee Chickenjoy craving, paying for dinner at Wildflour, treating them to a GrabCar ride, even Puregold vouchers for groceries, or sending them game pins and more, your gesture is sure to be appreciated and places you at the top of the “best friends ever” list.

With Share Treats, you can easily pay through your credit or debit card, GCash, PayMaya or GrabPay, or your load or postpaid credits. Once you sent a gift via Viber, your friends can redeem the treats from any of the brands’ participating branches across the country.

Friends, unlike family (you’re born into them), are the people you’ve chosen to be part of your life. As cheesy as it may sound, these are the ones who make this crazy world a little bit more bearable, and they deserve your care and attention.

As the country’s top communications app, Viber continues to innovate to give you all the ways to keep those all-important connections strong, not to mention, to be that friend anybody would want to keep forever.

About Rakuten Viber:

At Rakuten Viber, we connect people. No matter who they are, or where they are from. Our global user base has access to a range of features like one-on-one chats, video calls, group messaging, and updates and discussions with their favorite brands and celebrities. We ensure our users have a secure and free environment to share their emotions.

Rakuten Viber is part of Rakuten Inc., a world leader in e-commerce and financial services. It is the official communication channel of FC Barcelona, and the official instant messaging and calling app partner of the Golden State Warriors. Join Viber today and enjoy the world’s best communication experience. For further inquiries, contact us at media@viber.com.

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