Install WhatsApp on Nintendo Switch
Nativefier Whatsapp Web webapp
A simple Whatsapp Web chromium webapp wrapped in electron with nativefier.
it has a tray icon, so it doesn't take space on the taskbar, but keeps running in the background.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Whatsapp Web
To run in a terminal: /opt/WhatsApp/WhatsApp
Fortunately, WhatsApp is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
- Use Pi-Apps to install WhatsApp.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
WhatsApp will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install WhatsApp.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Internet category, which leads to the Communication category.
Now scroll down to find WhatsApp in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install WhatsApp for you!