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How to install whatsApp in fedora 26 ?

asked 2015-03-14 15:54:37 -0500

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updated 2017-10-20 09:04:48 -0500


I want to install whatsApp in fedora 26 i KDE desktop environment.

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Use whatsApp Web with firefox it works. But if you want WhastApp it self try this post, it is on Spanish but instructions it self are in English. Not try it do, but friend did and seem to work

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-03-15 10:59:48 -0500 )edit

Installing whatsapp involves running a virtual machine to host the whole of Android before you can begin using whatsapp. Then the interface you are using will be designed for a touch screen, not for a mouse and keyboard. I strongly second @aeperezt's suggestion - use!

jcuenod gravatar imagejcuenod ( 2015-03-15 15:02:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-03-15 12:46:12 -0500

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updated 2015-03-16 16:43:54 -0500


How to install WhatsApp on Fedora 21

Using the plugin

1). Install Pidgin:

yum install pidgin -y

2). Install the plugin

       These instructions are for Fedora 21

a) Execute the following command as root in the terminal

yum-config-manager --add-repo=

b) Now you can just install the package like you normally do, as root:

yum install whatsapp-purple

3). Get a WhatsApp account (or get the account's password): HERE

4). Setup the account in pidgin: HOWTO


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I didn't know whatsapp-purple ever became stable. That's pretty cool if it works. The only thing is Whatsapp still have the one device policy so you can't use the same account as the one on your cellphone (can you?)

jcuenod gravatar imagejcuenod ( 2015-03-17 01:34:35 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-10-21 01:17:02 -0500

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You can try out this cross platform package called Franz. It integrates WhatsApp Web, and also lets you use other services such as Facebook Messenger, Slack, GMail, etc. Check it out :

UPDATE: The newest version of Franz is currently only available for Windows and Mac. But you can download the legacy version for Linux from here :

UPDATE 2: To make it easier to install and setup, you can use this shell script:

Download that script (in the form of a .zip file), and extract it to where you want (Eg: Downloads). Now, in a terminal, type:

cd $HOME/Downloads && sudo chmod u+x *.sh && sudo ./

NOTE: The shell script says setup-franz- ubuntu .sh, but it works perfectly fine on Fedora 26 (I've used this script myself).

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answered 2018-08-27 15:15:08 -0500

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updated 2018-08-27 15:18:47 -0500

I greet and congratulate the publication, I would like to know if it is my step or process in Fedora Linux 28 or 29 LXDE both 32 and 64 Bits.

If so, please kindly post the steps to install Fedora Linux 28 or 29 LXDE 32 and 64 Bits.

Thank you for your attention, help and prompt response.

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answered 2017-10-20 22:09:51 -0500

davidva gravatar image

whatsApp?? man, you can install Opera browser, and it has a integrated client for whatsApp and facebook messenger...

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