You need to have Signal Messenger installed in your phone in order to use it on your PC. It works very similar to WhatsApp desktop application. But Signal offers additional features like Audio and Video calls on Desktop version. So, in this tutorial we are going to show you how to install and use Signal Messenger on desktop computer.
Install Signal Messenger on Desktop Computer
For installing Signal Messenger on your computer, you need to download the setup from official website. After that you can continue with installation on your PC. Check following steps.
Step 1: Download Signal Messenger for PC
First of all, open this link on web browser in your computer. This link will take you to official Signal Messenger download page for Desktop. Click on download link to download Signal Messenger setup.
Step 2: Install Signal Messenger on PC
Run the downloaded file to install Signal Messenger Desktop version on your PC.
After successful installation, Signal Desktop version will launch. You will see a QR code on the home page of Signal Messenger Desktop app. You can link this PC to Signal app on your phone by scanning the QR code.
Step 3: Scan QR Code via App on Phone
Now, open Signal app on your phone. Tap on 3-vertical dots menu and select Settings. In Settings scroll a bit down and tap on Linked devices. Here you can see all the devices linked to your Signal account.
Next, tap on (+) button to link a new device. Then, scan the QR code on Signal Desktop app. You will see the details of what you will be able to do with desktop app. Tap on Link device to link Signal Messenger app on your PC with your Phone.
Step 3: Setup Desktop App
After you click on Link device, Signal on desktop will show you option to set name for desktop app. Type a suitable name and click on Finish linking phone.
Now, Signal Messenger on your PC will sync your contacts and groups from Mobile app.
Step 4: Use Signal Messenger on your Computer
After loading all your contacts and groups, Signal Messenger desktop app will open. You can now start chatting with your friends and family.
Select any contact to chat with. Here, you will notice that you can use Audio and Video calls on Desktop app. You will see a notice saying that chat history is not transferred to new liked devices.
NOTE: Signal Desktop version will not display previous chats citing security reasons.
Install and Use Signal Messenger on Computer
Installing and using Signal Messenger on your desktop computer is very simple and straightforward. Signal Messenger Desktop version doesn’t retrieve previous messages from phone like WhatsApp does. But Signal Messenger on Desktop has additional feature like Audio and Video calls which WhatsApp desktop app doesn’t have.
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