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Is it possible to install Viber VoIP client on Ubuntu? So that I can call people through Viber from my PC.

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@Partha the second answer is a DEB . make sure that you are using a 64-bit Ubuntu. – Raja Oct 3 '13 at 16:20
to all users who have been trying to install viber from the source are requested to use DEB method .Thank you. – Raja Oct 9 '13 at 1:07
updated answer for the issue of �: not found – Raja Oct 28 '13 at 8:12
up vote 24 down vote accepted

Viber has released its official client for Ubuntu/Linux. To install it, open your terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and type:


Then unzip it and cd to that viber directory. Then do as:

cd Viber

That will install Viber in your Ubuntu.

How to install in .DEB way // Currently only 64-bit available

Open your terminal and type:

wget -O  
sudo dpkg -i

That's it. You can access Viber in your Ubuntu.

Update : I came to know that some of the users are getting

home/xyz/Viber/Viber: 1: /home/xyz/Viber/Viber: �: not found
/home/xyz/Viber/Viber: 1: /home/xyz/Viber/Viber: ELF: not found
/home/xyz/Viber/Viber: 1: /home/xyz/Viber/Viber: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")

so that Issue can be fixed by "♦: command not found" in tty after login post.

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I've unpacked it under ~/.Viber and this beta version also works perfectly well this way. – Sadi Sep 3 '13 at 16:18
Out of curiosity, what is the difference between ~/Viber/ and ./ (while in the directory)? Thanks. – JFW Sep 3 '13 at 16:50
after cd to Viber you just need to do either ./Viber or ./ both are same. If you do not cd to viber then with single command ~/Viber/ you can do it. – Raja Sep 5 '13 at 15:11
2 gives description with .deb and installation instructions. – TheKojuEffect Sep 6 '13 at 4:41
@TheKojuEffect Thank you I have updated the answer. – Raja Sep 6 '13 at 8:59

Download deb package from

Install the .deb package:

cd /viber_download_location/

sudo dpkg -i viber.deb

If you are running 32bit system use

sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i viber.deb 
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I'm not able to open / run viber. I'm using 14.04 (x86). Is there any other way to fix that ? – Naive Aug 19 '14 at 8:10
The 32bit system command installs Viber but it cannot be started – AJ Dhaliwal Nov 2 '14 at 14:37
What's the point in --force-architecture? It'll install an unusable package. – Ruslan May 21 at 14:03

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