Install Signal Desktop App in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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Signal is a free, cross-platform application for communication purpose, it’s main aim is to protect users PRIVACY and one of the best alternative to Whatsapp messenger.

With Signal messenger you can do HD Voice / Video calls, Chat, etc.

Signal is an independent nonprofit and you can get the source code for the Signal Server and Signal clients from GitHub.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Signal Desktop App in Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20.1

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How to Install Signal Desktop Application in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

3 ways we can install Signal application in ubuntu  / Linux Mint

  • Via Offical Repository
  • Via Snap Store
  • Via Flathub

Method 1: Via Official repository

Step 1: Open the terminal and install the official public software signing key

wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add –

Step 2: Add the Signal Offical repository to your system

echo “deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list

Step 3: Update the repository

sudo apt update

Step 4: Install Signal Desktop

sudo apt install signal-desktop

Method 2: Via Snap Store

Install Signal for desktop from snap store via the below command

sudo apt install snapd && sudo snap install signal-desktop

Method 3: Via Flathub

Step 1: Install Flatpak

Refer to the setup steps based on your distribution for installing Flatpak on your system.

Step 2: Install Signal using flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.signal.Signal

Step 3: Run Signal using Flatpak

flatpak run org.signal.Signal

Install Signal desktop app in ubuntu

 

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  1. Raffles January 27, 2021

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