How to install and start using Viber on Mac?
In this article, we cover how to download Viber for Mac.
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Launched in 2010, Viber grew so fast that it was bought by Japanese electronics and e-commerce giant, Rakuten, in 2014, for $900 million. Rakuten continued to improve and strengthen the platform, with growth continuing after it was acquired.
Not long before Viber joined the Rakuten family of companies, they released web-based versions so that users could continue to message and make calls using PCs and Macs. As anyone who’s a Viber user - or a regular user of other messenger platforms such as Facebook or WhatsApp - being able to send messages on a Mac while doing other work is such a relief and time saver.
How to download Viber for Mac?
Whether you've got an older Mac OS X or a newer macOS, you can download and use Viber on a Mac.
To download and install Viber on your Mac, you need to have an active Viber account and app installed on your phone (iOS or Android). You’ll need to keep your phone nearby to complete the setup of Viber. Follow the steps below to install Viber on your Mac.
- Go to the official website of Viber.
- Click Download for Mac.
- Open the .dmg file.
- Drag the Viber icon into the Applications folder.
- Go to Applications from Finder.
- Open Viber.
- Follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Viber will then send a text with an activation code to confirm the final stage of the setup process. Once you get that text, enter the code, and then you’re all set up on your Mac to use Viber. Enjoy the benefit of Viber on your Mac for sending messages and calls.
What happens if you want to uninstall Viber, or it stops working? We've got you covered in those situations too.
How to uninstall Viber on Mac?
If you are no longer using Viber - or any app - the best thing to do is to uninstall it. Sometimes, if an app isn't working, uninstalling and installing again can be the most effective way to fix it. There are two ways to do this.
Either uninstall Viber manually, going to the Applications folder and dragging Viber into the Trash. Once you've done that, make sure to remove any shortcut icons on your desktop or Dock, then empty the Trash. To check that you’ve removed every trace - including cache folders - it is always sensible to restart your Mac.
Another way to uninstall Viber or any other apps you don’t want is to use a Mac cleaning and performance app, such as CleanMyMac X. Here is how you use it:
- Download CleanMyMac X, install and launch it.
- Go to Uninstaller.
- Check the apps you want to delete.
- Press Uninstall.
If you have trouble with Viber but want to continue using it, CleanMyMac X can help you reset it. Just select the box next to the Viber icon and select Reset from the drop-down menu. The app will run smoothly after the reset.
Now, you know how to install Viber on your Mac and reset it if it doesn’t work the way it should.