How to Install Signal Desktop on Linux [Guide 2021]

Do you want to Install Signal Desktop Application on Linux, If yes then you are at the right location. Just follow the given steps.

In the past few years, you guys must have experienced that there have been huge increase in the number of social messaging apps that are available in the store out there. The reason behind this is the convenience that these apps provides us. One of the recently introduced app is Signal and within such short span of time, this app is able to gain a huge fan following. Plus the best thing is that this app comes for both mobile devices and for Desktop as well. Even though the process to install Signal desktop is quite simple but there are several people out there who are not aware of how they can fo this on Linux.

Steps to Install Signal Desktop on Linux

So, here we are to help you out! We are going to give you few simple steps through which you will be able to install Signal Desktop on Linux –

  1. Here the first thing that you need to make sure of is to have a Signal account because only then you will be able to use the desktop app. You need to have the Signal app on your smartphone as the Desktop app will be linked to it.
  2. Now your next step will be to install Signal Desktop on Linux. You will have to do this via ubuntu by typing, “sudo snap install signal – desktop”. This will download the Signal Desktop app onto your Linux device.
  3. Once you are done with downloading, your next step is to download Signal. In order to do that, you are required to press the “super” key which you will find between the “Control” and “Alt” keys on your keyboard. After this, you need to type Signal on the search bar that is shown on your desktop.
  4. Now click on Signal icon which is shown on your screen to launch the app on to your device. You’ve now successfully launched Signal Desktop app and the other step is to connect it to your mobile app.
  5. As soon as you open the Signal Desktop app, a QR code will appear in front of you which is to connect the mobile app to the desktop one.

Steps to connect your Signal mobile app to the desktop one via QR code

Here are the steps to connect your Signal mobile app to the desktop one via QR code –

  1. Here you are required to open the Signal app on your mobile phone and head towards the menu.
  2. In the menu, you will find the settings options, tap on it and it will take you to the settings of the app.
  3. In the settings, you will have to tap on the “Linked Device” option. This option is to connect your Signal mobile app to the desktop app.
  4. Here you will be able to see all the devices that has been linked to your Signal app and in order to connect your app to your desktop app, you will have to click on the plus icon that you see on your screen at the bottom.
  5. Once you tap on that plus icon, it will open the camera of your mobile phone and will ask you to scan the QR code that has been shown on your desktop app. Once you scan the QR code, your app will be directly connected to the desktop app and that is it, you do not have to do anything else!

These were the few simple steps that you can follow to use Signal Desktop app on your Linux. This way you can easily connect your mobile app to the desktop one in no time.

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