Private messenger
  20 reviews

To use the Signal desktop app, Signal must first be installed on your phone.
Millions of people use Signal every day for free and instantaneous communication anywhere in the world. Send and receive high-fidelity messages, participate in HD voice/video calls, and explore a growing set of new features that help you stay connected. Signal’s advanced privacy-preserving technology is always enabled, so you can focus on sharing the moments that matter with the people who matter to you.
Signal is an independent 501c3 nonprofit. The complete source code for the Signal clients and the Signal server is available on GitHub.
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JEOII 3 months ago

I have been using Signal on the desktop for a few years now. No major issues and they update often. I like the ability to have a bigger screen for reading and a full keyboard for typing. It works without issue for text, multi-media, voice and web conference (one to one and group). Signal has become the tool of choice with work and others and the desktop edition makes it very useful and easy.

_Mint_Condition_ 5 months ago

* Warning* Install the APK from instead! This flatpak will fill continuously fill your storage with unnecessarily data and when you run out, it'll be a pain trying to sign back in to Linux (especially if your drive is encrypted). This happened to me and I ended up needing to boot into Windows, set up a Linux Mint ISO file on a USB, boot from it and then delete enough items in my trash bin (which fortunately wasn't encrypted) to be able to free up space and boot back into Linux. Then on to delete this version of Signal and other data filling up the drive (mainly backups) and then download the Signal APK from their website. Besides that, Signal is a phenomenal service. If you can, please support them with donations and/or following their social media :)

Scramblejams 11 months ago

Works fine until you want to save an image to your home directory. It saves, then you go over and look for the file and it's not there. Apparently this is intentional by the maintainer (see ) Get the original from instead.

delatio 1 year ago

Works flawlessly

vovven 1 year ago

This is a great app and service, but installing the deb pkg will save alot of disk space: #1. add repo and key: wget -O- | gpg --dearmor > signal-desktop-keyring.gpg sudo mv signal-desktop-keyring.gpg /usr/share/keyrings/ 2#. Add our repository to your list of repositories echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/signal-desktop-keyring.gpg] xenial main' |\ sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list # 3. Update your package database and install signal sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop

pauloandress 1 year ago

Ao usar o signal desktop algumas mensagens não são enviadas. Precisa solucionar esse bug.

ViennaHardRocker 1 year ago

Love Signal & Like Signal Desktop. Keep up the good work!

74mzsolt 2 years ago

until now it works like a dream

derrend 2 years ago

23/06/2020 installed from software centre on mint 19.3, works flawlessly. 5*

vttiste 2 years ago

As mentionned by lnxmntadol the one from "software Manager" is not working (3.7) with Linux Mint 19.3 Cinamon, blocked in the middle of the installation. I installed the one from Signal from the website and it does work like a charm.

lnxmntadol 2 years ago

I give 5 for the version from the Signal original website repository. It works flawlesly on Linux Mint 19.x. The one from "Software Manager" seems to be a Flatpack type distribution package, wich I am uninstalling it.

sandman 2 years ago

Once the UI loads it's usable, but it takes so long to boot I rarely use it on desktop. I attempted to boot the app literally 12 minutes ago and it's still loading.

calcarlos 2 years ago

Doesn't work at all for me. Im assuming there is something that needs to be done that isn't explain at all online or via the app so that its actually of some use.

promotomorp 3 years ago

While most parts work well, the program can have problems with mounted drives on Mint 19.0 v3.8.9. (issue Installing the "official" version from the website will remedy this.

Give_Trees_A_Chance 3 years ago

Works well however if you hide the 'Menu' from preferences, it's impossible to show the menu again or get back into the preferences to enable it again. Whilst having it enabled it also doesn't respect the 'Dark Theme' option.

Kulla 3 years ago

Der Messenger funktioniert gut. Er verschlüsselt und funktioniert auch mit dem Phone. Leider braucht er doch recht lange zum syncronisieren und Video/Voice gibt es mit diesem Linux Client nicht.

nordlicht 4 years ago

Signal funktioniert und macht was es soll. Was will man mehr von einem Messengern. Vielen Dank

dannyg86 4 years ago

Works as expected. Thank you :)

Falleyrq 4 years ago

I'm not able to get Signal to open up on my computer. This has nothing do with the application as I'm not even able to use it since I can not open. I will revist the review once I'm able to test and use the application.

rumseed 4 years ago

Едно от добрите приложение.