The objective is to install Viber on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Viber using snap
  • How to install Viber from official package
  • How to start Viber
Viber on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Viber on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Viber for Desktop
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Install Viber on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

Install Viber using the Snap

  1. To install the latest version of Viber by using Snap execute the following command:
    $ sudo snap install --edge viber-mtd
    

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  3. All should be ready to start Viber.
    Use Activities menu to search and start Viber on your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop.
    Use Activities menu to search and start Viber on your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop.

Install the official Vibaer deb package

  1. Start by downloading Viber:
    $ wget -O ~/viber.deb https://download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/viber.deb
    
  2. Install gdebi to be used to install the previously downloaded Viber package along with all other prerequisites:
    $ sudo apt install gdebi-core
    
  3. The we are ready to install the actual Viber package:



    Dependency is not satisfiable: libssl1.0.0
    In case of the Dependency is not satisfiable: libssl1.0.0 error message execute the following commands:
    $ wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openssl1.0/libssl1.0.0_1.0.2n-1ubuntu6.2_amd64.deb
    $ sudo dpkg -i libssl1.0.0_1.0.2n-1ubuntu6.2_amd64.deb 
    
    $ sudo gdebi ~/viber.deb
    
  4. Use Activities menu to start the Viber application. Search for Viber and click on the relevant icon.
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