Signal — Private Messenger for Windows, Mac, and Linux (by signalapp)


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signalapp/Signal-Desktop is an open source project licensed under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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  • GitHub repo Signal-Android

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Signal-Desktop alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Signal-Desktop has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-28.
  • Crims using encrypted platforms 'almost exclusively', ACIC claims - ‘No legitimate reason’ for everyday public use. | 2021-05-07
    Signal is a good place to start.
  • May we get a Signal Desktop in the Mac App Store? | 2021-05-01
    Yes, Signal's developers have said that adding Signal Desktop to the Mac App Store is on their radar and something they would eventually like to do. As with most other feature requests, the community is already keeping track of this on the Signal Community forum:
  • Grand jury subpoena for Signal user data, Central District of California | 2021-04-28
    OT and tinfoil hat on; there was a strange event last week with users of Signal on the Telia ISP.[1]

    For about 24 hours no messages could be sent, resulting in a 401 unauthorized error from the server side.

    Telia is the former state-owned Swedish ISP that is now only half state-owned I believe.

    They have a bad rep already for sending out extortion letters to torrent users and are almost assumed to be monitoring all user traffic for the police.

    No explanation of the event has been provided by anyone. Users have done some basic troubleshooting but couldn't really establish much. I personally would love to see what those 401 errors looked like on the Signal server side. What exactly were these clients sending that was unauthorized on the server side? I guess we'll never know, hopefully it wasn't even stored.


  • Inventive grandson builds Telegram messaging machine for 96-year-old grandmother | 2021-04-26
  • Import failed. Android -> mac, what do? (I tried it a few times just incase) Both of my devices are connected to the internet | 2021-04-26
    Maybe a bug. You can report bugs with the correct template and a debug log here:
  • What forces me to continue using Telegram and Signal instead of only the latter | 2021-04-26
    Literally the first line of the readme: "Signal Desktop is an Electron application that links with Signal on Android or iOS. "
  • Does anyone else seem to get terrible cellular service consistently in the area (AT&T)? | 2021-04-25
  • Beijing won total control over Hong Kong. Now, the ‘brainwashing’ begins. “Children at the open day played with toy guns inside a mock subway car, activity that social media users noted echoed the August 2019 incident. The police chief said they were just children ‘having a great time.’” | 2021-04-21
  • Ongoing issue with voice/video calls? | 2021-04-21
    According to and the issue seems to have been resolved for now.
  • Signal Desktop is unable to send messages | 2021-04-21
  • cant receive messages from some users since yesterday | 2021-04-20
    Alot of reassemblence with the issue described in however Im not using the desktop app but only the signal app on Android devices. | 2021-04-20
    Indeed. There's a discussion about it on GitHub.
  • Blue window after installation | 2021-04-18
    Hi! Could you please file a new bug report for this issue? Please include the version of Windows and of the Signal app that you're using and (if possible!) debug logs. | 2021-04-18
    I've tried this method described here, but that didn't help either (so did reinstalling, restarting the pc or installing the beta version). Googling the issue I've found no other talks or solutions for this problem. | 2021-04-18
    Thanks for the answer, submitted the issue here: