This short tutorial shows how to install and use WhatsApp for Linux on Ubuntu 20.04. 18.04 LTS Desktop.

Want to use WhatsApp in Ubuntu Linux? Amazingly, WhatsApp does not have a Linux desktop client. WhatsApp supports both Windows and MacOS platforms, but not Linux.

With WhatsApp, you can get fast, simple, secure messaging and free calling on phones around the world. If your only option is to connect via a desktop computer, then only the Windows and MacOS platforms support.

If you have a Linux machine then you are out of luck for the official desktop client.

There are Linux apps that can give you almost the same WhatsApp experience that you would get with the Windows and MacOS platforms. But they are not officially supported by WhatsApp.

If you cannot find a dedicated WhatsApp desktop client for a Linux machine, you can use a supported WhatsApp web client on popular web browsers instead.


Install whatsapp

Whatsapp The unofficial WhatsApp client for Linux is easy to use. Instead of waiting for the official WhatsApp desktop client for Linux systems, go to WhatsApp and install.

WhatsApp works to a large extent like what the Web does, except that it provides a dedicated desktop client for Linux machines.

You can install WhatsApp on Ubuntu from Snap Package Manager. Snap must already be installed on Ubuntu 18.04 and above. However, if you are running a previous version, run the command below to install snap.

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install snapd

To install WhatsApp-for-Linux, just use the following command:

sudo snap install whatsapp-for-linux

He will do it.

After install, go to Activity Overview ==> Dashboard And search for whatsapp. This will bring WhatsApp to Linux.

Open and start using it.

Click the link on the right to reload the QR code to sign in using your smartphone to sign in.


Use whatsapp from browser

If it is not important for you to have a dedicated Linux app, you can use your web browser in Linux, use WhatsApp from your computer.

Open your web browser and go to Whatsapp web, And you will see a QR code. Scan the code using your smartphone to sign in.

To scan the QR code presented to you, open the WhatsApp app from your Android or iOS device and go Menu (Three dots on the top right)> Whatsapp web.

Scan the QR code to sign in.

What should he do!


This post showed you how to install and use WhatsApp on Ubuntu.

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