WhatsApp is a widely used Instant Messaging and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service owned by Meta. With this application, you can send texts and voice notes, make voice, and video calls, and share media, documents, locations, and other content with other users.
Let’s see how we can install Whatsapp on Manjaro Linux using its command line.
Step 1: Clone Snapd repository
To install Whatsapp using Snapd packet manager, you first need to install Snapd on Manjaro Linux. For that, clone the Snapd repository using the following command:
Step 2: Go to the Snapd directory
Now go to the repository you cloned using this command:
Step 3: Build the snapd package
Once you are in the Snapd folder, build the package by executing this command:
Step 4: Enable Snapd socket
For Snapd packet manager to function properly, you need to enable Snapd socket by issuing the following command:
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
Step 5: Enable path for Classic support
You also need to enable the path for classic support which can be achieved with this command:
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Step 6: Install Whatsapp
Now finally you will be able to install Whatsapp with this command:
sudo snap install whatsapp-for-linux
The installation will instantly begin, and you’ll see this on your Terminal:
Once Whatsapp is installed, you will get a confirmation like this:
How to Uninstall Whatsapp from Manjaro Linux?
If you want to remove Whatsapp from your system, you can do that with this command:
sudo snap remove whatsapp-for-linux
Once removed, you will get a confirmation like this:
In today’s guide, we saw in detail how to install Whatsapp on Manjaro Linux with the help of a few easy-to-follow Linux commands and Snapd packet manager. In the end, we also saw how we can uninstall Whatsapp from Manjaro Linux using a basic Linux command.
We hope you liked the tutorial.