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WhatsApp desktop isn't launching in Window 11

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Occasional Contributor

I have uninstalled and installed it many times but it is not still opening I have tried many times. It open after 3 or 4 times of launching again and again and then gets off within a minutes.
Causing very much trouble to me.....
and i need to go back to window 10.
i hope u will find the solution soon...

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I faced this problem as well.
In-order to resolve the problem, I installed "WhatsApp Desktop" App from Microsoft Store. The WhatsApp is now working flawlessly without any problem. Also, restarted the system and still it is working without any problem.
Hope your problem also gets resolved.
Regards,
I also downloaded from microsoft store, and restarted many times after uninstalling and installing it. But getting the same issue as i posted.
Ok. I would say, it's a bad luck for you. Let MS team get back to you on this.
I have exactly the same issue. Works immediately after installation, but if you close the app, or restart your PC, it stops working and refuses to launch from either shortcuts or the exe.
Facing the same issue. It was working correctly in windows 10 but as soon as I upgraded to 11 it stopped working.

Tried running as administrator but it started automatically closing the whatsapp after 2 minutes

Did you download WhatsApp installer from the WhatsApp site https://www.whatsapp.com/?lang=en for your installation??

Did you download WhatsApp installer from the WhatsApp site https://www.whatsapp.com/?lang=en for your installation??

@viddhesh : I downloaded it from the apps listed in Microsoft store

@Suryansh111_

I'm facing the same issue since yesterday, so 06.10.2021 even without upgrading to Windows 11.

This might very well be an WhatsApp Desktop App specific problem in this regard and not an actual Windows 11 related one.

So far I have tried it with the download directly from WhatsApps website, as this app has been working better for me so far. As described by many, the app will not launch once closed and reinstalling it will launch it once until closed again. 

I will try installing the Appstore version, as recommended by some, and report back.

Update: I just installed the version from the Appstore and so far it works. 
In short:
Windows 10 with WhatsApp from WhatsApp website does not work
Windows 10 with WhatsApp from Windows Appstore does work so far

i was consistently using whatspp desktop on window 10 and have never seen any problem.
i installed window 11 on 25 sept from insider program i felt this problem then i go back to window 10 and literally there is not a single problem like this. on 5 oct i switch to window 11 and i have tried whatever i asked to but window 11 has the serious problem with whatsapp desktop. and what i think is that Microsoft has need to build an update to fix this problem.
thank you
I'm getting this exact same issue and it is 100% a temporary bug. If you really need to use WhatsApp on your desktop, then just use the web version for now. If you're dead set on using the desktop app, however, go on file explorer and locate 'WhatsAppSetup' and click on it and it'll just open it automatically (however I'd just recommend using the web version for now until MS fixes this issue). Let me know if this helps!
i also know about the web facilities but what i refer is to use desktop app. Bcz i am as lazy as Bill Gates want me to be.. ohkkkk
I always resist myself to click again again between the tabs and windows..
Thank you
Hi there, I was facing the same issue but cracked a method to solve it. Just download it from the official website : https://www.whatsapp.com/download/?lang=en . Hope it solves your issue
I have to say, I got the same issue
and also, for messenger /teams.
you can run as administrator ,WhatsApp will shut down in 2mins, teams could works
from my experience, this issue must relate to camera or microphone.
messenger and teams got the same problem, it started and shutdown automatically, just like a permission problem, and forced to be shutdown by system.
try to uninstall virtual camera or soundcard.
i dont have any virtual camera.
only i am using what is included in my system and what i get from the company.
Reinstalling from the MS Store worked for me. Thanks.
i have already done this.
But nothinf change to me
best response confirmed by Suryansh111_ (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

@Suryansh111_ 

I have faced this problem too since windows11 has been rolled out officially in India, some of the Desktop versions are countered to open like WhatsApp desktop. 

@microsoft should look after it.