How to Install Whatsie Chat, A WhatsApp Web Client on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently came across a simple & beautiful desktop client for WhatsApp Web called Whatsie. Whatsie allows you to chat without distractions. Not affiliated with WhatsApp or Facebook. This is NOT an official product. Whatsie is still in beta, so some features might not work properly.

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Features

  • Themes & Mini Mode
  • Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
  • Spell Checker & Auto Correct
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Launch on OS startup
  • Automatic Updates

Whatsie Beta Changelogs

  • Improve the ordering of menu items (Linux, Windows).
  • Improve OS X tray icon display.
  • Update Electron to v0.37.6.
  • Fix Windows notifications.
  • Fix exe path used for the squirrel shortcut.
  • Handle tray left- and right-clicks correctly (OS X, Windows).
  • Make tray icon alert more prominent (Linux, Windows).
  • Add hunspell as a recommended package to the deb release.
  • Use dictionaries from Hunspell (Linux, Windows).
  • Remove rpm dependency on lsb-core-noarch (Linux).
  • Let the app move whatsie.desktop at runtime (Linux).
  • Include build number and channel name menus.
  • Update dependencies eslint and winreg.
  • Fix rpm build having inconsistent dependencies.
  • Fix error about inexistent prefs.
  • Fix cp in linux after-install script.
  • Fix potential error if a theme would be removed.
  • Fix –debug flag for the CLI.
  • Add release channels for the auto updater.
  • Improve error handling.
  • Update dependencies.

Install Whatsie Beta Chat on Ubuntu 16.04

32bit

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://github.com/Aluxian/Whatsie/releases/download/v2.0.14/whatsie-2.0.14-linux-i386.deb

sudo gdebi whatsie-2.0.14-linux-i386.deb

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64bit

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://github.com/Aluxian/Whatsie/releases/download/v2.0.14/whatsie-2.0.14-linux-amd64.deb

sudo gdebi whatsie-2.0.14-linux-amd64.deb

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When you launch the app, you will be prompted to scan the barcode displayed using your WhatApp on your phone. When successful, your entire WhatsApp contacts and messages will be displayed with the same look and feel as WhatsApp.

whatsie app

 
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