While I would recommend you to simply go for Viber instead, because it’s available for all operating systems; Here’s how to do it for whatsapp. However, if the same number is registered to two devices, Whatsapp doesn’t like you accessing both simultaneously. I’ve read, one at a time works fine.
sudo apt-get install python python-dateutil python-argparse sudo wget https://github.com/tgalal/yowsup/archive/master.zip sudo unzip master.zip cd yowsup-master/src cp config.example yowsup-cli.config vi yowsup-cli.config #(Write the following according to you) #cc=34 #phone=34123456789 #(Phone number with country code) #id= #password= chmod +x yowsup-cli ./yowsup-cli --requestcode sms --config yowsup-cli.config #status: sent #retry_after: 3605 #length: 6 #method: sms
You will receive an sms with a code on the above written mobile number. Use that in the next request.
./yowsup-cli --register 123-456 --config yowsup-cli.config (replace 123-456 with the code) #status: ok #kind: free #pw: S1nBGCvZhb6TBQrbm2sQCfSLkXM= #price: 0,89 #price_expiration: 1362803446 #currency: EUR #cost: 0.89 #expiration: 1391344106 #login: 34123456789 #type: new cat yowsup-cli.config cc=34 phone=34123456789 id= password=S1nBGCvZhb6TBQrbm2sQCfSLkXM=
If you don’t have pidgin, install it (From software center or by sudo apt-get install pidgin in terminal) Now open a terminal and write
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:whatsapp-purple/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pidgin-whatsapp
Now simply launch Pidgin. Add a whatsapp account, put username as the phone number with country code ( as written above) and password as the string we obtained earlier. Use whatsapp on your laptop. (PS- Don’t use it simultaneously on your mobile) Better still, use viber, and ask your friends to do the same! : it has a desktop client. Credits for this : http://hacktracking.blogspot.com.ar/2013/02/yowsup-cli-send-whatsapp-messages-from.html https://launchpad.net/~whatsapp-purple/+archive/ppa
Edit : If you’re having trouble registering the number on whatsapp, you can use this service here.
Update : The latest update to whatsapp has broken the functioning of the yow-sup api used here.
The issues have been created and developers are working on it. Hopefully it will be sorted soon, but till then, all we can do is wait.