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WhatsApp Web App

Whatsie is a simple & beautiful desktop client (unofficial) for WhatsApp Web. It’s and open-source, cross-platform software works on OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Besides all the WhatsApp Web features, it also features:

  • Themes & Mini Mode
  • Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
  • Spell Checker & Auto Correct (English)
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

WhatsApp client whatsie

whatsie dark theme

whatsie orange theme

How to Install Whatsie in Ubuntu:

The project has gone. The tutorial won’t work any more

Pre-compiled binary packages are available for download in its release page (see the link below), select download:

  • whatsie-x.x.x-linux-amd64.deb for 64-bit Ubuntu
  • whatsie-x.x.x-linux-i386.deb for 32-bit Ubuntu


Download the latest Whatsie (.deb)

Then click install via Ubuntu Software, or run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/whatsie*.deb; sudo apt -f install

Once the software is successfully installed, launch it from Unity Dash (App Launcher), scan the QR code via WhatsApp in your mobile phone, and enjoy chatting with your friends.

If you like Whatsie and want to receive future updates along with other system updates via Software Updater, add the Linux repository by running the commands below one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 1537994D

gpg --export --armor 1537994D | sudo apt-key add -

echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

(Optional) To remove the software, use Synaptic Package Manager (available in Ubuntu Software), or run apt command in terminal via remove flag:

sudo apt remove whatsie

And the Linux repository can be removed via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software -> highlight and remove the repository line.


A simple and beautiful WhatsApp desktop client has been created recently, available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. It’s an open-source and unofficial client based on WhatsApp Web.

Besides the basic WhatsApp features (e.g., group chats, send photos & videos, and share locations), this unofficial WhatsApp for desktop also features:

  • Badge with the number of notifications in the dock/taskbar (OS X and Windows)
  • Auto-launch on OS startup (OS X, Windows)
  • Native notifications (all platforms)
  • System tray icon (OS X, Windows)
  • Open links in browser or new window
  • Preferences in the right-click context menu (or menu bar for OS X, tray menu for Windows)
unofficial whatsapp on all platforms

unofficial whatsapp client on all platforms

Install WhatsApp for Desktop in Ubuntu:

Before installing this software, you may first read the following DISCLAIMER from its project page:

This project does not attempt to reverse engineer the WhatsApp API or attempt to reimplement any part of the WhatsApp client. Any communication between the user and WhatsApp servers is handled by WhatsApp Web itself; this is just a native wrapper for WhatsApp Web, more akin to a browser than any WhatsApp software.

To install it, select download linux32.deb or linux64.deb that matches your os type (32-bit or 64-bit) from the link below and then click install via Software Center or Gdebi package installer.

WhatsApp for Desktop release page

For issues and other information, refers to github page.