WhatsApp webapp for Ubuntu

Although there is no native WhatsApp application for Ubuntu, WhatsApp Web has been around for a while, and makes for an ideal webapp to integrate WhatsApp with your Ubuntu desktop.

We wanted to create a quick webapp using Google Chrome in app mode with a desktop launcher. 



  • Creates a desktop webapp for WhatsApp Web, using Google Chrome.


  • Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Raspbian or similar Installed.
  • Google Chrome Browser installed.
  • WhatsApp app installed on your phone.


  • Download the WhatsApp webapp DEB installation file from the link provided at the bottom of this page.
  • 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
  • Select WhatsApp from your Dash or Applications menu to start.


  • Scan the QR code with your phone using the WhatsApp application.

  • After scanning the QR code you will be logged in to your WhatsApp account and be able to use WhatsApp on your desktop.




File WhatsApp Web Application v1.0.deb546.29 KB