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

February 29, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Viber Quick Start for Ubuntu

You are Welcome, 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, Viber for Linux lets you Send Free Messages and make Free Calls to other Viber Users on any Device and Network, in any Country!

Moreover, 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 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 64-bit 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 gdebi-core

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or when Downloaded with Firefox may be into the Temporary directory /tmp/mozilla*)

    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:

  7. Finally, Launch & Enjoy Viber!
    Use the Desktop Launcher:


    On Desktop if Not Launching then Fix Viber App Launcher:

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

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
    Change the Exec & Path as:

    Exec=/opt/viber/Viber %u

    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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