Viber is one of the popular and cross-platform communication apps that is supported on both iOS and Android. It allows you to make free audio and video calls, send messages along with multimedia attachments to any Viber user. Similar to other communication apps like WhatsApp, Signal, and Skype, Viber also offers end-to-end encryption making sure your communication is not accessible to third parties. Viber also has its desktop version available for Linux, Mac, and Windows.
This article will explain how to install Viber in Linux OS. The commands and procedure described in this article were run on Ubuntu 20.04.
Install Viber on Ubuntu 20.04
Viber is available as .deb package from the official Viber website. You can download this .deb package and install it using the wget command in the Terminal application, as follows:
$ wget http://download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/viber.deb
Install the downloaded package with the following command as sudo:
$ sudo dpkg -i viber.deb
While I was installing Viber, I received the following error with the message, “Dependency problems prevent configuration of viber.”
[box type=”note” align=”” class=”” width=””]Solution: If you receive the above error, with the missing libssl1.0.0, gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly and gstreamer1.0-libav, you can solve this issue by installing the missing dependencies. [/box]
To install these dependencies, run the following commands in Terminal:
$ wget >http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openssl1.0/libssl1.0.0_1.0.2n 1ubuntu5.3_amd64.deb $ sudo dpkg -i libssl1.0.0_1.0.2n-1ubuntu5.3_amd64.deb $ sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
Once Viber is installed, you can launch it from the Activities tab or hit the super key on the keyboard and type viber. From the search results, click on the Viber icon to launch it.
Once Viber is launched, you will see the following view:
That is all about installing Viber on Ubuntu 20.04. We have discussed installing Viber using both the .deb and the snap package on Linux. We also resolved a common error that some users encounter while installing Viber. I hope now you can easily install Viber without any issues.