WhatsApp is popular chat messenger used by 1 billion people around the globe. WhatsApp introduced web based version of Whatsapp called WhatsApp Web. It allows users to use WhatsApp from web browser by synchronizing the mobile device connection. But we can use Whatsapp web in Linux using Whatsie, a free & open source project.
Whatsie is a A simple & beautiful desktop client for WhatsApp Web. It is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. This is not an official WhatsApp application and it is still in beta phase. Whatsie uses WhatsApp Web, and it requires having WhatsApp Messenger installed and configured on your mobile device.
Besides all the WhatsApp Web features, it also features:
Download Whatsie .deb
.deb file can be download from official website (https://whatsie.chat/)
Then .deb file can be installed by using Gdebi or Ubuntu Software Center.
It can be installed from terminal using
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/whatsie*.deb
sudo apt -f install
Install Whatsie using repository
--> sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 1537994D
--> echo "deb http://dl.bintray.com/aluxian/deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/whatsie.list
--> sudo apt update
--> sudo apt install whatsie
Note that these instructions are different than the ones provided on the Whatsie GitHub page - most importantly, I modified the command to add the Whatsie repository to use a separate .list file under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ instead of using /etc/apt/sources.list.
Whatsie can be opened from terminal by just typing -
The Whatsie app is open source project and you can contribute in it on Github. (https://github.com/Aluxian/Whatsie
How To Uninstall Whatsie
Whatsie can be remove from synaptic package manager or from terminal -
$ sudo apt remove whatsie
And the Linux repository can be removed via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software -> and remove the repository line.