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Whatsie – Install & Use Whatsapp In Linux

WhatsApp is a 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 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:

  • Themes & Mini Mode
  • Native Notifications
  • Spell Checker & Auto Correct (English)

​The application can be installed by downloading .deb package file or by adding official repository.

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 the terminal by just typing –
$ whatsie

The Whatsie app is open source project and you can contribute to it on Github. https://github.com/Aluxian/Whatsie

How To Uninstall Whatsie

Whatsie can be removed 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.
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