How To Install WhatsApp Messenger on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install WhatsApp Messenger on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WhatsApp Messenger on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones that operates under a subscription business model. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location, and audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of WhatsApp Messenger on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install WhatsApp Messenger on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing WhatsApp Messenger on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install WhatsApp Messenger using Snap:

Run the following commands to install snap and WhatsApp packages:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install whatsapp-for-linux
  • Install WhatsApp Messenger using .deb:

Now we download the WhatsApp web app DEB installation file from the link here.

wget https://www.thefanclub.co.za/sites/default/files/public/downloads/whatsapp-webapp_1.0_all.deb

Then, double click on the .deb file to open and install with the Ubuntu Software Center, or from the command line on other Debian based distros with:

sudo dpkg -i whatsapp-webapp_1.0_all.deb

Step 3. Accessing WhatsApp Messenger on Ubuntu Dekstop.

Once installation successfully, Search for WhatsApp via the Activities Search Bar on the Ubuntu system.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed WhatsApp. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing WhatsApp Messenger on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official WhatsApp website.

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