“Signal Private Messenger for Windows, Mac, and Linux”. It’s a graphical desktop application which has a similar feature-set to the mobile version of the app “Signal”.
This application presumes you already have Signal installed and setup on your iOS or Android cellphone. Once installed the desktop application walks you through the setup process.
How to Install
Currently the latest beta release (v1.7.0-beta.2) is in the beta channel in the snap store. This is a no-change build of the upstream github source. No additional components have been added and none taken away. It was built in a clean lxc container which contained only the pieces necessary to build the application.
Simply do the following to install it.
snap install signal-desktop --beta
How to run
To ensure you’re running the snapped version (as opposed to any other version you may have installed) while testing, you can either:-
snap run signal-desktop
But if you have no other Signal Desktop packages or launchers installed, you should just be able to click the familiar icon in your desktop.
As usual we’re looking for as wide a pool of testing as possible!
I’ve tested on Intel integrated graphics and a multi-screen nVidia proprietary setup.
I’ve not tested on AMD graphics cards, wayland or non-Ubuntu systems (yet). So feedback welcomed there.
The edge channel has a bleeding edge build from the tip of master. If you have problems with the version in the beta channel try
snap refresh signal-desktop --edge and try that in case the issue is already fixed upstream.
Please report on this thread which I’ll monitor for issues and suggestions.