WhatsApp Silent Install (How-To Guide)


WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WhatsApp from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install WhatsApp Silently

WhatsApp (32-bit) Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.whatsapp.com/download/
  2. Click the Download For Windows button
  3. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: WhatsAppSetup.exe --silent
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the WhatsApp Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:WhatsApp (32-bit)
Vendor:WhatsApp
Version:0.3.5374
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:WhatsAppSetup.exe --silent
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\WhatsApp\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:https://www.whatsapp.com/download/

WhatsApp (64-bit) Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.whatsapp.com/download/
  2. Click the Download For Windows button
  3. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: WhatsAppSetup.exe --silent
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the WhatsApp Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:WhatsApp (64-bit)
Vendor:WhatsApp
Version:0.3.5374
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:WhatsAppSetup.exe --silent
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\WhatsApp\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:https://www.whatsapp.com/download/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details.


How to Uninstall WhatsApp Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:
    • WhatsApp (32-bit or 64-bit): "%LocalAppData%\WhatsApp\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
  3. Press Enter

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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