Installing WhatsApp on Ubuntu via Command Line

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app that allows you to send and receive messages, photos, and videos with your friends and family. While WhatsApp doesn’t offer an official desktop app for Linux, you can still use it on your Ubuntu system by installing it through the command line.

Step 1: Add the Whatsapp repository

First, you need to add the WhatsApp repository to your system’s list of package sources. This will allow you to download and install the WhatsApp package.

To do this, open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb stable main"

Step 2: Import the repository’s GPG key

Next, you need to import the GPG key for the WhatsApp repository. This key is used to verify the authenticity and integrity of the packages downloaded from the repository.

To import the key, run the following command in the terminal:

curl -sL "" | sudo apt-key add -

Step 3: Update your package list

After adding the WhatsApp repository and importing its GPG key, you need to update your system’s list of available packages. This will take into account the newly added WhatsApp repository.

To update your package list, run the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 4: Install the WhatsApp package

Now that the WhatsApp repository is added and the package list is updated, you can install the WhatsApp package.

To install WhatsApp, run the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install whatsapp-for-linux

After the installation is complete, WhatsApp should be available on your Ubuntu system. You can launch it from the terminal by typing “whatsapp-for-linux” or by searching for “WhatsApp” in the Ubuntu application menu.

That’s it! You’ve successfully installed WhatsApp on your Ubuntu system through the command line.

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