Whatsdesk Ubuntu: How to install Whatsdesk on Ubuntu 18.04 & 19.04

Quick ways to install Whatsdesk application on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & 19.04 Disco Dingo

WhatsDesk for Ubuntu


hatsdesk for Ubuntu: Whatsdesk is an unofficial WhatsApp for Ubuntu Linux. There is no official application available for Ubuntu Linux. You can use the Whatsapp application on the browser using Web Whatsapp on Linux. Whatsdesk is one of the unofficial application developed by Gustavo Gonzalez and deployed as a snap application. Whatsdesk application can be installed using the Snap Package installer. In this article, we added essential information about installing Whatsdesk on Ubuntu 18.04 & 19.04 Versions.

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Install Whatsdesk on Ubuntu 18.04 & 19.04 using Terminal:

To install the Whatsdesk app using Snap, you need a Snap package installer on your Ubuntu PC. Snap package installer comes default in the versions of Ubuntu 18.04 & 19.04 PC. If your PC misses the Snap package then follow the link to install a snap package installer on Ubuntu Linux.

After installing the Snap package, copy the below command and paste in the terminal and execute.

$sudo snap install whatsdesk
Whatsdesk Installation
Whatsdesk Installation

The installation process requires your system password so provide the password and execute the installation process.

Install Whatsdesk on Ubuntu 18.04 & 19.04 using GUI Method:

This is the other method to install Whatsdesk on Ubuntu. We will use Ubuntu Software to install the application. You can either open Ubuntu Software and search for Whatsdesk or simply click on the following button to open the installation page of this application on your Ubuntu Software.

Whatsdesk Ubuntu Store
Whatsdesk Ubuntu Store

Click the install button and enter the password to complete the installation process. Once you installed the application you can launch the application from “All Apps Menu“.

Whatsdesk App
Whatsdesk App

How to use Whatsdesk Application:

Once you launch the application, the QR code will appear on the application. Now open Whatsapp on your mobile device. Go to Whatsapp Web option from settings and clicksign to connect your whatsdesk client with your mobile device.

Whatsdesk Interface
Whatsdesk Interface

Scan your QR code to connect your Whatsapp mobile application with whatsdesk client on Ubuntu. Once it got connected, you can chat with your friends.

Remove Whatsdesk from Ubuntu:

Follow the below command to remove the Whatsdesk application from Ubuntu.

$sudo snap remove whatsdesk
Remove Whatsdesk
Remove Whatsdesk

Whatsdesk Application Details:

LicenseFree to Use
App Versionv0.2.18[Stable]
App Size110.9 MB(Appx)
OS RequirementUbuntu 16.04 & Later Versions

Whatsdesk for Fedora, Arch, CentOS, OpenSUSE:

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The following are the commands to be used for installing this application on various Linux Distros such as Fedora, Arch Linux, CentOS, and OpenSUSE.

Whatsdesk for Fedora:

$sudo snap install whatsdesk

Whatsdesk for Arch Linux:

$sudo snap install whatsdesk

Whatsdesk for CentOS:

$sudo snap install whatsdesk

Install Whatsdesk for OpenSUSE:

$sudo snap install whatsdesk


That’s it. As we said, there is no official WhatsApp application for Ubuntu. Whatsdesk is the best alternative for official Whatsapp application for Ubuntu. If you have any queries related to this topic and then feel free to comment on us.

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