How to install signal in Linux terminal

How to Install Signal on Linux


Signal Messenger Desktop on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

Signal is a free messenger with encryption of the non-profit Signal Foundation. It is best known for its data economy and end-to-end encryption, and is often recommended by security experts and privacy organizations. The “zero-knowledge principle” serves as data protection, in which the provider has no access to user data.

The Signal app is available for Android and iOS, a desktop version for Windows, macOS and Linux. The desktop version requires installation on a smartphone. The free signal protocol is used for encrypting messages, which security experts consider to be secure.

The Signal desktop package are available for Debian-based Distributions like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. The installation need the repository, the following four commands are performed in a terminal shell.

sudo wget -O- | apt-key add -

sudo echo "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y signal-desktop

The Signal app can now be found via Start on Internet, or by entering Signal into the Cinnamon search field.

signal desktop on cinnamon
Cinnamon Desktop with Signal desktop

The Signal desktop app can also be provided from the application management, to do this go to Start and open the application management, enter signal in the search field in the top right corner and click on Install.

Install Signal-Desktop for Linux out from Package Manager
Install Signal-Desktop for Linux out from Package Manager

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