Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Viber is a popular instang messaging application running on Android. Like WhatsApp, Viber has video calling fuctions and allows the users to easily send text messages and photos, without needing to register. The developers have decided to make the application available for desktop operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The latest version available is Viber 5.0, which caught up all the features that are already integrated into the Windows version. The following changes/fixes have been implemented:
- Video calls. Now you can both call your Viber contacts and see them face-to-face – for free! Learn more about video calls here.
- Adding a contact made easier! Add a contact directly through Viber by adding their number or scanning their QR code! Learn more about how to add a contact here.
Unfortunately, the Viber client is still available only for 64 bit (amd64/x86_64) systems.
In this article I will show you how to install Viber 5.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Mandriva and other systems using either deb or rpm packages.
Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install Viber 5.0 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian and other systems using DEB packages:
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/viber.deb
$ sudo gdebi viber.deb
How to install Viber 5.0 on 64 bit Fedora, OpenSUSE and other systems using RPM packages:
$ wget http://download.cdn.viber.com/desktop/Linux/viber.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i viber.rpm