How-to Install Viber on Elementary OS 64bit GNU-Linux

June 9th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Viber Quick-Start for Elementary OS




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Viber Messaging and Free Calls Software on Elementary OS amd64 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya/0.4-Loki 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 Elementary OS You’ll need First to Install it on Your Mobile Device!

How-to Install Viber for Elementary OS - Featured
  1. Download Viber Installer for Elementary OS:

    Viber .deb 64bit Package
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Elementary OS Viber Quick-Start - Pantheon 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. Installing Viber for Elementary OS

    sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/viber.deb
  5. Making a Viber Symlink for Easy Launching from Terminal

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

    Launching from Terminal:

    viber
  6. Fixing Viber App Launcher

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

    Change the Exec & Path as:

    Exec=viber
    Path=/opt/viber
    

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

  7. Then You can fully Enjoy the Viber Call & Messaging on Elementary OS!

Installing Viber for Elementary OS - Viber UI

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