Copy Viber Photos for Android and iOS to Your Computer

Copy Viber Photos for Android and iOS to Your Computer


Many Viber users are looking for an easy and convenient way to copy images from the chat in the messenger to the disk of their computer or laptop. The material brought to your attention contains instructions that allow you to solve this problem for both owners of Android phones and those who prefer the iPhone. Separately, the steps to recover and save photos from the Viber application for Windows are shown.


To describe the methods of transferring photos from Viber to Windows computer, let's start with the instructions for messenger users in Android environment. This mobile operating system provides a host of features to help you achieve your desired result.



Method 1: USB cable

The most widely used method of copying information from Android smartphones to computers and laptops is still a somewhat archaic, but effective, use of pairing a mobile device and a "big brother" via a USB cable. In this way, it is easy to copy the photos contained in the memory of the phone, including those obtained through the messenger.

    1. We connect the mobile device and the USB port of the PC using a cable. On the smartphone, move the notification curtain down, tap the "USB operating mode" area and select "File transfer" .
    2. Open Windows Explorer and continue viewing the contents of the removable drive, which is the phone.


  1. Busque and open the folder "Viber" in internal memory.
  2. Then we go down the road "media" - «Viber Images» . Contains images that were received through a messenger installed on a mobile device.
  3. We open the files for detailed viewing and copy the necessary items to the PC disk in any convenient folder, after which we disconnect the smartphone from the USB port.

Method 2: share function on Android

The following method of copying images from Viber for Android involves using one of the available data transfer channels after calling the function Share integrated into the mobile operating system. The applicability of each transfer tool to solve the problem under consideration by a specific user and in a certain situation depends on the ability to use a particular solution on a PC / laptop.

    1. First, open the Viber client on the smartphone and go to a dialogue or group chat, where there is a photo to copy to a computer.


  1. Then go to full screen display of the image with a short tap on your area and then click on the icon "Share" .Or, by long pressing on the photo from the chat screen, we call a menu of possible actions with it and select the item "Share" .


  2. Completing the previous paragraph of the instruction opens a list of applications and services connected to the system through which you can send a photo file. Then, depending on the situation, select an application / service from the area at the bottom of the screen. The next three points in these recommendations demonstrate how to work with the most common and universal solutions.
  3. Email.If you have an email client installed on your smartphone (in the example below, Gmail for Android), you can send a file from the messenger to your own mailbox.
  4. Cloud storage service.Those who use the services of at least one of the cloud services (in the example below, Google Drive), and this is the vast majority of Android users, can easily use the capabilities of this type of storage to transfer photos from the messenger to many different devices, including a PC ...
    • Click on the application icon, through which you usually work with the «cloud» in the area "Share" , call for a Viber photo. We select an account and / or log into the launched client of the data warehousing service, if necessary. Name (optionally) the image file.
    • Go to the folder (create a new one) where the image will be stored. Then click "Save" .
    • Uploading the file to the cloud storage will complete in a few seconds.
    • From a computer / laptop we log into the "cloud" through any web browser or open the client program of the data storage service.
    • Download the image from the directory specified when downloading from the Android device.
  5. Bluetooth.Owners of a PC / laptop equipped with the specified radio module can use it to receive a photo from a messenger on a smartphone.
    • Turn on Bluetooth on your computer.More information:
      Activate Bluetooth in Windows 10
      Activate Bluetooth in Windows 8
      Turn on Bluetooth on a Windows 7 computer
    • Right-click the Bluetooth icon on the Windows taskbar, and then click the item «Accept file» in the menu that appears.


      Then the window will automatically open "Waiting for connection" , after which we go to the smartphone.


    • On an Android device, tap the icon "Bluetooth" in the selection area of ​​the recipient of the photo, called from Viber. We confirm the inclusion of the module, if requested.
    • Then select the target PC / laptop name from the list of available, after which the file will be sent.
    • We wait for the completion of the transfer, observing the fill indicator in the window «Receive file» on the computer screen.
    • At the end of the image transfer, it is possible to place it in a specific folder. To do this, click "Examine" in front of the field "Location" in the window "Save the resulting file" and go to the desired route. Then click "Finalizar"
    • This completes the procedure for copying a Viber image: the image file appears in the selected folder on the PC disk, from where it can be opened, copied / moved, and also perform other manipulations.

Method 3: sync with Viber for PC

If you need to transfer photos from Viber to a computer frequently, an effective method to simplify the process would be to install a cloned messaging application adapted to work in the Windows environment. The operation of the desktop version of Viber is organized in such a way that, due to automatic synchronization, images received on a mobile device through a messenger will be duplicated on a computer.


See also: How to sync Viber on Android device and messaging app for Windows


Therefore, if you have a Viber "mirror" on your computer, to have full access to the photos, you only need to extract them from the Windows client; this is described in the last section of this article.


Viber for iPhone users can use one of several techniques to transfer photos received or transferred via messenger to a folder on the Windows PC drive. The choice of method is not fundamental, but is dictated by the preferences and habits of the individual owner of Apple technology.


Method 1: Lightning to USB cable

Simply copying photo files from iPhone memory to a computer, which is feasible after pairing them with a cable, may seem like a simple method to achieve the goal of the article title. At the same time, it is possible to call the following actions convenient only if there are not many images stored in the memory of the mobile device.

  1. Initially, you need to save the messenger photos to the iPhone memory. To do this, open a chat with an image in Viber, tap on it to go to full screen display. Click on the link "Save" at the bottom of the screen.
  2. We connect a smartphone and a computer using a cable. On the iPhone screen, tap "Let" below the application to provide access to photos and videos from a PC.
  3. From the Windows desktop, open «This PC» .
  4. We go on to view the content of the device "Apple iPhone" .
  5. Open the unit "Internal storage" and go to the folder "DCIM" .
  6. In one of the directories like "100 APPLE" (101APPLE, 102APPLE, etc.) - more often in the volume, the name of which contains the maximum value of the digit, among others, there is a saved photo of the messenger.
  7. Copy or move the image to the computer disk using the file's context menu.

Method 2: iCloud

A very convenient method to receive Viber images for iPhone on any computer is to use the iCloud storage capabilities. All Apple ID holders have access to this "cloud" and therefore must complete the steps outlined below.

  1. We activate the function of automatic uploading of photos from iPhone to iCloud (check that it is activated). To do this, open the «Configuration» of iOS, go to "Fotos" and place the switch "ICloud Photos" in position "Switched on" .
  2. Save the image to "Gallery" :
    • We launch the messenger and go to the chat or group, a copy of the photo that you need to get on your PC. By touching the image, we call up the full screen display mode.
    • We touch the icon "Share" at the bottom of the screen on the left, we select the item «Save to gallery» from the menu, and then we can go to the PC / laptop.

    Further. The messenger can be configured in such a way that all photos received with its help are copied to the "Gallery" , then you won't need to manually save them in the future:

    • From the More section Viber for iPhone, open Configuration and then go to Multimedia section .
    • We flip the switch «Save to gallery» . Here you can also set the time period after which the images will be deleted by tapping the item "Store multimedia files" .
  3. Download the photo to your computer disk:
    • In a browser installed on a desktop or laptop computer, open the website, log into the system with your Apple ID.
    • Open section "Fotos" .
    • Scrolling through the list of images in the "cloud" to the bottom, we find the one copied from Viber and click on it to select it. Then click on the icon "Download" in the form of a cloud with an arrow pointing down, located at the top of the page.
    • In the window "Explorer", open the folder where the photo will be uploaded and then click "Save" .
    • We open the selected directory when performing the previous step of the instruction and evaluate the result obtained.

Method 3: email

The function "Share" , provided in the mobile operating system of Apple devices, provides the ability to transfer files of various types through many services. The following instruction demonstrates how to use the specified functionality to send an image from the Viber iOS application to your own email and then download a graphic file of a letter to a PC disk.

  1. Launch Viber and open the correspondence, the photo you want to extract from. By touching the image, we expand it to full screen.
  2. Click on the rectangle with an arrow in the lower left corner of the screen and then tap on the item "Share" in the menu that appears.
  3. Next, you need to click on the mail service icon, which is operated on the iPhone. In the following example, this is the application of mail of Default iOS , but you can also use a different client. If the icon of the preferred mail service is absent in the application feed, which can be used to transfer the file, its display must be activated. To do this, touch "More" , find the desired name in the displayed list and move the switch next to it to the position "Activated" .


  4. In the countryside "For:" from the screen that opens, enter the e-mail, which can be accessed from a computer, where, as a result of all manipulations, the picture should appear. If you wish, fill in the field "Affair" and touch "Send" .
  5. We go to the computer and open the mailbox specified as the recipient using the preferred means (web browser or email program).
  6. Download the photo attached to the email to a PC or laptop disk.
  7. This completes the task of copying the image from the messenger to the computer.

Method 4: any cloud service

Implementing the following method to transfer photos from the Viber messenger iOS client to a PC / laptop requires almost exactly repeating the algorithm of actions when using the mail service to solve the problem, only any preferred cloud storage is used by the user (in the example below, Google Drive). The cloud client must be installed on the iPhone before following the instructions below.

  1. In Viber, go to the full screen view of the image you want to copy to the desktop. Tap the icon in the lower left and then select Share in the menu of available actions.
  2. Click on the icon of the «cloud» client through which the file will be transferred. (You may need to activate the display of the desired service by going to the item "More" from the application menu).
  3. If necessary, log into the data storage service, go to the folder, from where it will later be possible to download the image to your computer. We download the file, after which we can go to the PC.
  4. On a computer, go to the cloud service through a browser or client application and open the directory, selected in the implementation of the previous paragraph of these recommendations.


  5. Download the photo to your computer. See also: Downloading files from Google Drive

Method 5: sync with Viber for PC

Viber on iPhone can be very easily synchronized with the messaging application installed on the computer, thus duplicating the information received and transmitted through the service on the mobile device in the Windows client window. This step is quite logical when it comes to solving the problem of copying images from one platform to another, since it is very easy to extract Viber files adapted for operation in the Windows environment.


Download Viber for Windows

Install the Windows version of Viber, sync it with the "main" program on the iPhone, and proceed to the next part of this article, which reports on other actions.


See also: How to sync Viber on iPhone and messaging app for Windows


The Viber application for Windows provides, as mentioned above, the easiest way to copy photos received or transmitted via messenger to a PC disk. In fact, after installing this version of the client and ensuring its synchronization with the "main" application on the mobile device, all files will already be present on the desktop / laptop. All that remains is to copy the images to a separate folder for storage or further manipulation.


Method 1: context menu

The easiest way to get a copy of a photo, displayed in the chat window of the Viber app for Windows, is to follow these steps.

    1. We open a dialogue or group chat in the computer's messenger, which contains the desired image.
    2. Click on the image with the right mouse button and then select the item "Save as" in the menu that opens.

The second way to access the save function is to left-click on the image, which will open a detailed view window, and then click the down arrow button.


  1. Follow the path where you want to place a copy of the image, click "Save" .
  2. That's it: the directory selected in the previous step now contains the desired photo.

Method 2: "ViberDownloads" folder on the computer

In addition to the above method of saving images one by one, to achieve our goal, you can take advantage of the fact that Viber for PC automatically copies the content received during chats into a special folder.

  1. Open Windows Explorer and go to the directory Viber downloads located along the route:C:UsersИМЯ_ПОЛЬЗОВАТЕЛЯDocumentsViberDownloads

    Or start the messenger, open any chat where there is a graphic message sent by another user, right click on the image and select "Show in Folder" in the options menu.

  2. The catalog that opens contains all the photos received through the messenger, as well as those that were sent to other Viber members from your smartphone.
  3. We copy the necessary images from the folder "ViberDownloads" to any convenient place for storage or other handling in the future.

Способ 3: Drag and drop

Another technique with which you can get a copy of a photo from the Viber window to a computer in any folder as a file is to simply drag and drop the image with the mouse.

  1. Open the chat with the image and place the messenger window next to the open directory where you want to copy the file. Click on the photo with the left mouse button and, while holding it down, drag the image into the folder.
  2. After releasing the mouse button, a copy of the image file appears in the destination directory.


Of course, the article does not list all the possible methods to copy photos from Viber to a computer. At the same time, after reading the above material, absolutely any Messenger and PC user can find a convenient and quick solution to the problem in question.