Install Viber on Debian/Ubuntu and Linux Mint 64 bit

What is Viber?

Viber is a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) client that allows users to send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, anywhere in the world. Viber allows you to syncs your contacts and messages with your mobile device.

[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]See also: Install Viber on Mint 19[/box]


  • Text, photo and sticker messages
  • Group conversations
  • Call any Viber user for free
  • Full sync between your mobile and your Linux
  • Transfer ongoing calls between your mobile and your desktop
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required

Viber installation

Note: Viber is currently available only on 64bit platforms, so no 32bit install

~$ wget
~$ sudo dpkg -i viber.deb
~$ sudo apt-get -f install

Start Viber and go through the activation process to install the application on your mobile phone.

Viber screen
Viber screen

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  1. Viber in debian wheezy has to be installed in another way:
    #the following method worked for me:
    sudo mkdir /opt/Viber1/
    sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/Viber1
    cd /opt/Viber1/
    # now we have to unzip Viber:
    cd Viber
    mkdir libc6_2.15
    cd libc6_2.15
    # now we have to unzip both deb files in the same folder:
    dpkg -X ../../libc6-dev_2.15-0ubuntu10.7_amd64.deb .
    dpkg -X ../../libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.7_amd64.deb .
    #now execute Viber
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=lib/x86_64-linux-gnu .././Viber

  2. On Linux Mint 18.1 Serena I had to install libcurl3 first, then install viber:
    sudo apt install libcurl3
    sudo dpkg -i viber.deb
    sudo apt-get -f install

  3. On ubuntu 18.04 I have libcurl conflicts, viber requires libcurl3 and other packages (specifically php_curl-7.2) require libcurl4. VirtualBox, Slack etc work with either 3 or 4.

    1. First install libcurl3

      $ sudo apt install libcurl3 -y

      Now, download viber.deb package:

      $ wget

      and install viber

      $ sudo apt install Download/viber.deb

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