Viber has just released 3.0.0 version with many advanced features (such as allows for sending video messages, the new design,…) and also launched Viber for desktop on Windows OS and Mac OS. That means now you can text and receive messages on both your smartphone/tablet and your PC desktop.
But if you don’t have a Viber account which verified (active) on smartphone/tablet, you can’t use Viber on your desktop. It’s really a bad luck for who aren’t using smartphone or tablet.
This article, I will tell you how to install Viber on desktop without a Viber verified-on-smartphone/tablet-account. The summary idea of the article is running viber on a virtual machine and get the activation code on a real phone number, then using that phone number to active Viber desktop. And that means you don’t need to have a smartphone or tablet, what you need is:
1. Google account
2. A valid phone number
3. An Android virtual machine (BlueStacks, Android SDK Manager, AndroVM,…)
I recommend using BlueStacks just because BlueStacks is a simple and strong Android virtual machine but there is no need to config the software.
Install Viber on BlueStacks
Once you have BlueStacks installed, on the main screen of BlueStacks, click on the Search button and type “Viber” on the search box and hit on the first result (named Viber : Free Calls & Messages)
BlueStacks will redirect to a popup which you will click on the Viber: Free Calls & Messages under the bag with Android icon on to install Viber from Google Play.
At this step, you will have to log in your Google account. Click on Install button on Google Play to install Viber.
Active Viber on Virtual Machine
After installing Viber on BlueStacks, you will have to active it with a valid phone number.
If Viber request access your address book and sync your contacts list, click OK
Click on Continue button, then enter your valid phone number. In a jiffy, you will receive a SMS from Viber to inform you about your activation code. Enter your activation code and now your phone number is your Viber ID.
Using Viber Desktop
Viber desktop is now active on both Windows OS and Mac OS. Download Viber Desktop here.
After installing Viber desktop, the Viber screen shows you: “Do you have Viber on your mobile phone?”, click on Yes
Then enter your phone number as your Viber ID.
Now, turn to BlueStacks, you will receive a message from Viber informs you the Activation code for Viber Desktop. Likes this:
Enter the code to Viber desktop and click Enter Viber
Now you can start to using Viber Desktop but no need a viber account on mobile phone first, without smartphone and tablet!