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does someone know if there is already a WhatsApp Version for Ubuntu Phone? I decided to install Ubuntu on my Android, but i don't want to use my Phone without WhatsApp.

Thanks for every useful answer.


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No, there isnt at the moment. The opensource version was abandoned because of complexity with Whatapp's API – Ubuntuser Oct 30 '13 at 7:58
You are going to have to get WhatsApp to port their app to Ubuntu. Outside of that, you are not going to be able to use WhatsApp on any system they do not support. – dobey Oct 16 '15 at 14:06
I think Whatsapp wants to rig the game by not creating a client for Ubuntu phone. They can keep working on other platforms, where there is no security or privacy, and end of the day, that's the target of whatsapp, not open-source, not Ubuntu... – We are Borg 9 hours ago

There is currently (October 30th, 2013) no official Whatsapp client for Ubuntu One.

There were some non-official clients that were either web-based or simple to port but all that I knew have been discontinued. While the Whatsapp protocol looks easy to implement it changes too often, breaking non-official clients until the changes are reverse engineered.

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You could try what is proposed here:

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Always best to add a short précis of the steps to be taken rather than only rely on a link which might, in time, become broken or lost altogether rendering your otherwise helpful answer useless. – Graham Jun 16 '15 at 6:20
Whatsappfor's manual doesn't work. They tried but I believe the problem is Whatsapp wants a verified application only to communicate with their network, and actively blocks new clients that try to access their protocol. There is one (really ugly) hack that works: You can have an android phone on a charger in your home, with whatsapp installed, and with that phone you activate a whatsapp webapp on your phone. That setup will keep running for a long time, but you can already see that it's not going to be popular... Better to switch to telegram (and tell your friends). – Maarten Klop Jul 7 '15 at 13:40

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