Viber is a cross-platform instant messaging VoIP application for smartphones developed by Viber Media. In addition to text messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages. The client software is available for smartphone mobile devices as well as Windows and MAC desktop computers. It first requires installation on a phone in order to work on a desktop operating system environment. It has over 100 million monthly active users from its 280 million global registered users.
Much anticipated viber 4.2 is now released with many fixes. The application is now available on Linux and can be installed by following the simple process below.
First of all you will need to have Viber installed and activated on a smartphone, it is available for devices powered by Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, Bada and Windows Phone.
You can download linux version from http://viber.com/products/linux/ and click the download link and after that double click the downloaded file, viber.deb.
The Ubuntu Software Center will now open and you will have to click the install button on the right side of the window. During the installation Ubuntu Software Center may ask for your username password to install the software based on the permission the user has.
Next click the Ubuntu button in the top left corner and click on the newly installed Viber. In case you don't see the icon you can use the search bar to find the application.
When the application opens for the first time it will ask if you have it installed on your phone. For this step you will need your phone near you with Viber installed and activated.
Next it will ask you for your phone number, first select the country from the left and then introduce your phone number in to the field, an activation code will pop-up on your phone that you need to enter in the next screen.
Congratulation you now have Viber ready to use on your Linux computer, all your contacts will be already imported and you can continue your conversations from your phone.