Ubuntu – ny working Whatsapp client for Ubuntu


I have been looking for one for a long time now, but I haven't found even one working port of Whatsapp web for ubuntu.

There was one called whatsie if I remember correctly, but now it doesn't work anymore because the version of chrome is old, or something like that.

Thanks in advance! 🙂

Best Answer

You can also just create a Chrome launcher for Whatsapp Web like this:

  1. Use Chrome browser to go to https://web.whatsapp.com and follow the instructions to connect your phone.

  2. Go to Chrome settings ⇒ More tools ⇒ Create shortcut. Check "Open as window" and press "Create". This will create a desktop launcher to Whatsapp web that opens in its own window. Allow desktop notifications (if needed).

And that's it! I assume this workaround works for Chromium as well, but haven't tried it yet.

PS.This method works also for Google Calendar, Google Keep and such tools for which there is no (official) linux client available.