How to Use Signal Messenger on PC

After the privacy policy update of WhatsApp, millions of people have started using Signal Messenger. Following this, the company has added a lot of WhatsApp-like features to Signal Messenger recently. Besides other features, Signal also has a desktop app that allows you to use Signal Messenger on a PC. You can download the latest version of the Signal Desktop app from the official website.

You need to have Signal Messenger installed on your phone to use it on your PC. It works quite similarly to the WhatsApp desktop application. But Signal offers additional features like Audio and Video calls on the Desktop version. So, in this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install and use Signal Messenger on a desktop computer.

SEE ALSO: How to use WhatsApp on PC using WhatsApp Web?

Install Signal Messenger on Desktop Computer

To install Signal Messenger on your computer, you need to download the setup from the official website. After that, you can continue with the installation on your PC. Check the following steps.

Step 1: Download Signal Messenger for PC

First of all, open this link in a web browser on your computer. This link will take you to the official Signal Messenger download page for desktops. Now, click on the download link to download the Signal Messenger setup.

Download Signal Messenger For Windows From Official Website
Download Signal Messenger for PC

Step 2: Install Signal Messenger on your PC

Run the downloaded file to install the Signal Messenger Desktop version on your PC.

Install Signal On Desktop
Installing Signal on Desktop

After successful installation, the Signal Desktop version will launch. You will see a QR code on the home page of the Signal Messenger Desktop app. You can link this PC to the Signal app on your phone by scanning the QR code.

Signal Desktop Application Homepage Qr Code
Signal Desktop app homepage QR Code

SEE ALSO: How to Install Official WhatsApp app on your PC?

Step 3: Scan the QR Code via the Signal App on the Phone

Now, open the Signal app on your phone. Tap on the 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.

Open Signal Messenger On Mobile And Tap On 3 Dot Menu Then Select Settings There Tap On Linked Devices
Signal Messenger > Menu > Settings > Linked Devices

Next, tap on the (+) button to link a new device. Then, scan the QR code on the Signal Desktop app. You will see the details of what you will be able to do with the desktop app. Tap on Link device to link the Signal Messenger app on your PC with your Phone.

Tap On Add Button Scan Qr Code From Desktop App And Tap On Link Device
Tap on Add Button > Scan QR Code > Link Device

Step 3: Setup Desktop App

After you click on the Link device, Signal on the desktop will show you the option to set a name for the desktop app. Type a suitable name and click on Finish linking phone.

After Scanning Type The Name For Your Signal Desktop App And Click Finish Linking Phone
Type the name for the Signal Desktop app and click Finish Linking Phone

Now, Signal Messenger on your PC will sync your contacts and groups from the Mobile app.

Signal Will Sync Your Contacts And Chats With Desktop App
Signal will Sync Your Contacts

Step 4: Use Signal Messenger on your Computer

After loading all your contacts and groups, the Signal Messenger desktop app will open. You can now start chatting with your friends and family.

Use Signal Messenger On Desktop Computer And Chat With Friends
Chat with Friends via Signal on PC

Select any contact to chat with. Here, you will notice that you can use Audio and Video calls on the Desktop app. You will see a notice saying that chat history is not transferred to newly liked devices.

Audio And Video Call Feature Available On Signal Messenger On Desktop
Audio and Video Call features are available on Signal Desktop App

NOTE: Signal Desktop version will not display previous chats citing security reasons.

Install and Use Signal Messenger on the Computer

Installing and using Signal Messenger on your desktop computer is straightforward. The Signal Messenger Desktop version doesn’t retrieve previous messages from the phone as WhatsApp does. But Signal Messenger on Desktop has additional features like Audio and Video calls which the WhatsApp desktop app doesn’t have added later.

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  1. After all installing procedures are successfully done on my smartphone and on my computer and I can perfectly make use of SIGNAL on my computer – do I still need to keep my smartphone connected in order to use SIGNAL on my computer? I would prefer to keep my smartphone disconnected in my car and use it for emergencies only. Kind regards, Ernst from Germany

    1. Hi Ernst, you won’t need to keep your smartphone connected in order to use the Signal app on your computer.

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