This is how you can install and use Viber in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, Linux Mint 19 and other Linux distributions.
Viber is a communication app, widely used for free secured calls and messages across the world. It has some unique abilities such as call switching from your mobile phones to Linux desktops among many things.
This free app is available for Windows, Linux (all distributions including Flatpak), Mac, Android and iOS.
Here are some of its features.
- Audio and Video calls
- Group Text Chats
- Audio and Video Messages
- Stickers and GIF Support
- Delete Sent messages
- Multi platform support with sync (you can sync call history etc between Mobile and Desktop)
- End to end encryption
- Chat extensions
- Hide Chats with password!
- Self-destructing chats
- Control your online status
How to Install
Please note, if you want to use Viber in your Desktop (Linux, Mac or Windows), you have to install Viber in your mobile phone after installing from Play Store Or App Store and then sync them.
To install Viber in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, Linux Mint 18/19, elementary – download the deb package from below link, directly from Viber website:
Once downloaded, double click to start the installation.
Viber is also available as Flatpak package, follow below link to get the Flatpak package and start installation. If you are running Ubuntu, you might want to enable your OS to accept Flatpak before head over below.
Other Download Options
For other download options – RPM package for Fedora, Windows and Mac packages, head over to this link.
After installation, open Viber from application menu. It will ask for your mobile number which was registered in Android/iOS App already. Enter the mobile number and in parallel open the Viber app in your mobile.
In the next window, scan the QR code displayed in your desktop using your mobile’s viber app. If everything goes fine, your Viber app in desktop and mobile both will be connected. Now you can start using Viber in Linux.
This is how you can use Viber in both desktop and mobile via connecting both. Though it is a closed source product (but free), it is indeed an amazing messaging app out there having official Linux client.
Drop a comment below if you are facing trouble using/installing Viber.