How to Install Zipwhip Text Messaging app in Ubuntu

July 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Zipwhip text messaging app in Ubuntu. As you may know, Zipwhip is a small utility that allows you to text anyone from PC, Android tablet, or web browser using your existing mobile number.


Tutorial Objectives:

  • Install Zipwhip Text Messaging app in Ubuntu
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to download the app:

For 32-bit system:


For 64-bit system:


Both 32-bit & 64-bit run below command to install the package:

sudo dpkg -i zipwhip-desktop*.deb

Once installed, you may need a restart to be able to open this tool from Unity Dash. Then input your phone number and a password (register for free):


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