Viber – Very popular messenger is no longer for Linux

Viber - Very popular messenger is no longer for Linux

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 7.0.0.1035, 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.

Viber - Very popular messenger is no longer for Linux
Viber - Very popular messenger is no longer for Linux

And now, not so long ago, in November 2018, to the delight of all of us, a certain Igor Malinovsky, posted on snapcraft.io snap-package of this popular messenger.
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:

sudo apt install snapd -y
Now install Viber:
sudo snap install viber-unofficial

Viber - Very popular messenger is no longer for Linux
Viber - Very popular messenger is no longer for Linux

Also you can add to the startup in a standard way:

Viber - Very popular messenger is no longer for Linux

PS
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.

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