WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that allows you to exchange messages world wide without paying for SMS. Also, we can exchange unlimited images, video and audio messages.
In this article, we’ll explain how to install WhatsApp in Linux using Android emulator.
1) Installing Android Emulator
Refer the following Article to install Android SDK on Linux.
2) Downloading WhatsApp
Use the below command to download the WhatsApp package.
3) Installing ADB Package
You need to install the Android Debug Bridge (adb) package in order to manage ‘apk’ files on Linux.
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb
4) Installing WhatsApp
Navigate to the Android Virtual Device (AVD) location and install the ‘WhatsApp.apk’ package using the ‘adb’ command as shown below. Our device is located at /home/magesh/.android/avd/Android.avd
sudo adb install WhatsApp.apk 2428 KB/s (17745252 bytes in 7.135s) pkg: /data/local/tmp/WhatsApp.apk Success
5) Configuring WhatsApp
Once installed, you can see the WhatsApp icon in the AVD. Just double click the WhatsApp icon for further configuration.
Agree and Continue button to accept WhatsApp Terms and conditions.
Confirm your country code and enter you phone number, then hit Ok to Verify your phone number.
It works with WhatsApp server to register your device based on your phone number.
Confirm your Phone number, then hit Ok.
SMS verification will be send to given number. Device will automatically detect the verification SMS send by WhatsApp then move forward to next page. Sit back and relax until verification done.
If auto verification is failed, enter the verification code manually.
Update profile information.
WhatsApp Welcome screen, then hit Continue.
Invite your friends.
Start chatting with your friends now.
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