Viber is an app similar to skype that can be used to make free phone calls, send text messages, photos, stickers, and video calls through the Voice Over Internet Protocol technology(VOIP). It offers a great sound quality that is much better than a regular call and you don't need to pay a cent when communicating with Viber users.
Free calls, no advertisements. Who wants annoying ads? You can also call any number that doesn't have Viber at low rates using ViberOut. What platforms does the Viber app support?
Viber works on almost every Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Nokia, and Bada devices and Linux systems. I know there are many Linux users out there running 32-bit version systems, no need to worry, I have a solution for them too.
Install Viber App In Linux 64 Bit Systems
1. Download Viber.zip file with the following command.
wget -c download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/Viber.zip
2. Unzip the zip file.
3. Run the executable file.
Install Viber App In Linux 32 Bit Systems
Since there is not an official Viber client for Linux 32 bit systems we will install the Viber.exe app with the help of a free implementation of Windows on Unix, Wine.
1. Install Wine with the following command
sudo apt-get install wine
2. Download ViberSetup.exe file
3. Install the Viber app
Install Viber from GUI
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 Viber linux version 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 into 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.
Install Viber from Ubuntu CLI
It very simple to install Viber on Ubuntu or Debian-based distributions. To install download the viber.deb file and install using dpkg command.
$ wget http://download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/viber.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i viber.deb
I hope you enjoy using Viber, which is a cross-platform instant messaging VoIP application. Please provide us with your valuable feedback.