How to Install WhatsApp on linux

WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages world wide without paying for SMS also we can exchange unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Initially WhatsApp was developed by WhatsApp Inc and later facebook hired but still development under WhatsApp Inc control. Overall 600 million users using WhatsApp as of now. In this article i’m going to explain how to install WhatsApp in Linux.

WhatsApp is based on Android App, so we have to install Official Android SDK (Android Emulator) or GynuMotion (Android Emulator) Before proceeding WhatsApp installation on your system. Alternatively we can access the WhatsApp in Web via Web Browsers.

1) Install Android Emulator

WhatsApp is based on Android App, so we have to install Official Android SDK (Android Emulator) or GynuMotion (Android Emulator) Before proceeding WhatsApp installation on your system.

How to Install Android SDK on Linux

How to Install GynuMotion on Linux

How to access WhatsApp in Web

2) WhatsApp download

Use the below command to download WhatsApp package.

$ sudo wget http://www.whatsapp.com/android/current/WhatsApp.apk

3) Installing ADB package

Use the below command to install the Android Debug Bridge (adb) package to manage (install/UN-install) apk file in Linux Systems.

$ sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb

4) Install WhatsAPP

Use the below command to install the WhatsApp package in Linux System. Make sure you should navigate to your Android device location (In my case i have installed Android device (magesh.avd) at /opt/../avd/magesh.avd

$ sudo adb install WhatsApp.apk
2428 KB/s (17745252 bytes in 7.135s)
	pkg: /data/local/tmp/WhatsApp.apk
Success

5) Setup WhatsAPP

Double click the WhatsApp icon to configure it.
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Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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