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
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
Step 2: Add the Signal Offical repository to your system
Step 3: Update the repository
Step 4: Install Signal Desktop
Method 2: Via Snap Store
Install Signal for desktop from snap store via the below command
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
Step 3: Run Signal using Flatpak