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

November 4th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Viber Quick-Start for Ubuntu Linux

Hello Ubuntu User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Viber Messaging and Free Calls Software on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak 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 16.10 Yakkety - Featured
  1. Download Viber Installer for Ubuntu:

    Viber .deb 64bit Package
  2. Simply Double-Click on the Viber Package
    The Ubuntu Software Center will Install it for You!

    Installing Viber for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety LTS - Ubuntu Software Center
  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Ubuntu Viber Quick-Start - Open Terminal
  4. (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:

  5. Fixing Viber App Launcher

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

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


    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Installing Viber for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - install first on mobile device

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

Installing Viber for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - Viber UI

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