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    How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to install WhatsApp on Ubuntu 20.04. I found many advice on Internet such as;

    1)
    WhatsApp webapp for Ubuntu
    https://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/...untu#downloads

    2)
    Install WhatsApp webapp on Ubuntu
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/6844...bapp-on-ubuntu
    etc.

    I'm wondering which advice shall I follow?

    I have tried 1) above but failed.

    Please advise? Thanks

    Regards

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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Looking at #1, the deb requires google-chrome, either the stable or unstable version.
    But generally all it is is the same desktop file posted in option #2.

    You might look into a flatpak's what'sapp application or maybe even a snap version, if willing
    whatsapp flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/details/io.bit3.WhatsAppQT

    whatsapp snap: https://snapcraft.io/whatsapp-for-linux

    And I'm sure there are others, but those were two i found quickly.
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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Hi,

    Thanks for your advice.

    whatsapp-webapp_1.0_all.deb installation without problem

    Applications -> WhatsApp also started

    But on my Android Phone (Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus),
    I couldn't find "Bar Code Scan" under WhatsApp -> Settings ?

    I have "bar code scanner" installed but not on WhatsApp -> Settings

    Regards

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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Bring up WhatsApp web page on your computer and on your 'phone. On 'phone click the three dots and select WhatsApp Web, this brings up 'Link to a device'. Click, and the scanner appears.

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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to install WhatsApp on Ubuntu 20.04. I found many advice on Internet such as;

    :
    :
    Install? What's wrong with opening https://web.whatsapp.com on your favourite browser?
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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Quote Originally Posted by pantazi View Post
    Bring up WhatsApp web page on your computer and on your 'phone. On 'phone click the three dots and select WhatsApp Web, this brings up 'Link to a device'. Click, and the scanner appears.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your advice.

    I got the bar code scanned. What will be the next step? Do I need to install WhatsApp Desktop?

    Regards

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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Quote Originally Posted by aromo2 View Post
    Install? What's wrong with opening https://web.whatsapp.com on your favourite browser?
    Hi,

    No problem. The bar code is displayed. Now I have it scanned. How to send whatsapp message on Ubuntu?

    Regards

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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    You don't need any additional software. WhatsApp Web only needs a browser and how it works has nothing to do with the operating system. Firefox, Chrome, etc. work the same way in Ubuntu, Ubuntu, OSX, etc.

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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticWarrior View Post
    You don't need any additional software. WhatsApp Web only needs a browser and how it works has nothing to do with the operating system. Firefox, Chrome, etc. work the same way in Ubuntu, Ubuntu, OSX, etc.
    Hi CelticWarrior,

    I got it. Thanks.

    Steps:-
    On browser (in my case Firefox) run;
    https://web.whatsapp.com/
    The WhatsApp bar code popup on computer

    On my Android phone
    Start WhatsApp
    Click the 3 dots
    -> select WhatsApp Web
    The bar code scanner popup

    Point the scanner over WhatsApp bar code
    After a while the WhatsApp screen of my Android phone popup on computer.

    Then I can send and receive WhatsApp messages on my computer.

    I came across some documents before about sending and receiving WhatsApp messages on computer without a mobile phone. But I never tried it before. Do you have any idea? Thanks.

    Regards

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    Re: How to install WhatsApp Web?

    I came across some documents before about sending and receiving WhatsApp messages on computer without a mobile phone. But I never tried it before. Do you have any idea
    AFAIK phone must be on with WhatsApp running even if you're using the webpage.

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