How-to Install Viber on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial 64bit Linux+GNU

February 29th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Viber Quick-Start for Ubuntu Linux




Hello Linux User, the Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Viber Messaging and Free Calls Software on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

First of all Viber for Linux lets you send free Messages and make Free Calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country!

Furthermore Viber Syncs your contacts and messages with your Mobile device.

So the Viber main Features are:

  • Text, photo, sticker and emoticons messages
  • Group conversations
  • Call any Viber user for free with HD sound quality
  • Full sync between your mobile and your Linux
  • Seamlessly transfer calls between Viber Desktop and the Viber app with one click or tap
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Messages are shown on all devices

Finally on Viber Your Phone Number is your ID. To Activating Viber for Ubuntu Linux You’ll need First to Install it on Your Mobile Device!

How-to Install Viber for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Download Viber Installer for Ubuntu:

    Viber .deb 64bit Package



  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Ubuntu Viber Quick-Start - Open Terminal
  3. Checking/Installing GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If Not there (No Output) then:

    sudo apt-get install gdebi

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  4. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or the Temporary directory /tmp)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  5. Installing Viber for Xubuntu Linux

    sudo gdebi ./viber.deb
  6. (Optional) Making a Viber Symlink for Easy Launching from Shell

    sudo ln -s /opt/viber/Viber /usr/local/bin/viber

    Then to Launch it from Terminal:

    viber
  7. Editing the Viber App Launcher (Amend the Paths)

    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/viber.desktop

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Change the Exec & Path as:

    Exec=viber
    Path=/opt/viber
    

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Installing Viber for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - install first on mobile device

  8. Then You can fully Enjoy the Viber Call & Messaging on Ubuntu Linux!

Installing Viber for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Viber UI

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