Viber - Very popular messenger is no longer for LinuxSection: Internet | Actuality: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa
One of the most popular messengers in the world is considered to be Viber, but, unfortunately, its current owner Rakuten Viber stopped its development and support for Linux.
After abandoning further development about a year ago, the latest version of Viber under Linux is version 188.8.131.525, which is still available for download on the messenger website.
Due to the long absence of viber updates, deb-package in the usual ways (application Center/Terminal/installer .deb-packages Gdebi / dpkg) install "one-click" is not possible.
And, since snap packages contain the program itself, as well as all its dependencies, they (snap packages) have a huge advantage over conventional deb packages that handle dependencies, and most importantly, the user can be sure that there will be no problems installing Viber from the snap package due to changes in the versions of the libraries in the system!
Installation into Linux Mint:
If you do not have a snap in the system, install it:
Now install Viber:
sudo apt install snapd -y
sudo snap install viber-unofficial
Also you can add to the startup in a standard way:
If the developer does not support their product for Linux, it is likely that we will all have to migrate to alternative messengers. For example Franz.