Install WhatsApp on Raspberry Pi
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 Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install WhatsApp.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
WhatsApp will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi 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!