One of the most important parts of our lives today is messaging. We send thousands of messages every day to our family, friends, and even colleagues. These messages can be simple greetings or even contain confidential data or media. Recently, the digital world was plagued with security issues, with news coming in that many popular social media platforms had resorted to some shady activity and as a result, the seemingly private information of users was no longer safe. To counter this breach of data, the concept of end to end encryption was introduced.
However, even with these security protocols, there are some apps that do not adhere to these norms and sell user data anyways. If you are tired of this ambiguity, you should go for the Signal messaging app.
The Signal messaging app is designed to work on the smartphone, but thanks to the inter operability features available in the devices today, you can use the app on you desktop as well.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Signal Messaging app on the desktop.
Step 1. Open the web browser on your PC.
Step 2. In the URL bar, type in https://signal.org
Step 3. On the Signal homepage, click on the ‘Get Signal’ option at the top of the screen.
Step 4. Click on the ‘Download‘ button under the Signal for Desktop option.
Step 5. Follow the on screen instructions to install the Signal Messaging app on the Desktop.
Step 6. When you open the Signal app on the Desktop, you will see a unique QR code that you have to scan while setting up.
Once you have installed the Signal Messaging app on your desktop, this is how you can set it up to work with your Signal account.
Step 1. Open the Signal Messaging app on your smartphone.
Step 2. Tap on the profile icon on the top left hand side of the Signal home page.
Step 3. Tap on the ‘Linked devices‘ option in the Settings menu.
Step 4. Tap on the ‘Link new device‘ option.
Step 5. Use the camera window that open to scan the QR code on the Signal Messaging app you installed on your desktop.
Step 6. Tap on the ‘Link New device’ option to confirm the linking operation.
Your Signal account will now be synced to the Desktop as well. This means that you can now send or respond to messages directly from the Signal app on your desktop. The smartphone dependency is taken away.
There may not be a lot of personalisation options on the Signal app by default, but the interface is clean and the security options really make it a compelling package.
If you want to try out the Signal Messaging app, you can download your copy from the links given below.
Signal for Android – Click Here
Signal for iOS – Click Here
Signal for PC – Click Here