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

  • @Partha the second answer is a DEB . make sure that you are using a 64-bit Ubuntu. – rɑːdʒɑ 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. – rɑːdʒɑ Oct 9 '13 at 1:07
  • updated answer for the issue of �: not found – rɑːdʒɑ Oct 28 '13 at 8:12

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

wget http://download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/Viber.zip

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

unzip Viber.zip
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 viber.deb http://download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/viber.deb  
sudo dpkg -i viber.deb

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/Viber.sh and ./Viber.sh (while in the directory)? Thanks. – JFW Sep 3 '13 at 16:50
  • after cd to Viber you just need to do either ./Viber or ./Viber.sh both are same. If you do not cd to viber then with single command ~/Viber/Viber.sh you can do it. – rɑːdʒɑ Sep 5 '13 at 15:11
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    noobslab.com/2013/09/viber-available-for-linux-install-in.html gives description with .deb and installation instructions. – TheKojuEffect Sep 6 '13 at 4:41
  • @TheKojuEffect Thank you I have updated the answer. – rɑːdʒɑ Sep 6 '13 at 8:59

Download deb package from viber.com

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 
  • 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
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    The 32bit system command installs Viber but it cannot be started – AJ Dhaliwal Nov 2 '14 at 14:37
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    What's the point in --force-architecture? It'll install an unusable package. – Ruslan May 21 '16 at 14:03

Ubuntu 18.04

Open terminal

Ctrl + Alt + T

Type in terminal -

username:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for user: 
root:/home/user/# add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
root:/home/user/# apt install flatpak
root:/home/user/# apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak
root:/home/user/# exit
username:~$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
username:~$ sudo reboot
[sudo] password for user:

Your system will now reboot.

Open terminal

Ctrl + Alt + T

Type in terminal -

username:~$ flatpak search viber
Application ID  Version Branch Remotes Description
com.viber.Viber       Stable flathub We connect people, no metter who they are or where they are from.
username:~$ flatpak install flathub com.viber.Viber
Required runtime for com.viber.Viber/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/18.08) found in remote flathub
Do you want to install it? [y/n]: y
Installing in system:
//some code
//some code
//some code
Is this ok [y/n]: y
Installing: org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/18.08 from flathub
//some code
//some code
//some code
Installing: com.viber.Viber/x86_64/stable from flathub
//some code
//some code
//some code

Open Viber from dash

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