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

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Posts with mentions or reviews of Signal-Desktop. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-10.
  • callcenter software
    How about instant messaging applications and group chats, so every user can update every other user in real time, on the "fox" hunt status? There's Signal and Sandstorm for secure IM and web chat.
  • Signal pastes image twice. | 2021-10-08
    Okay; thanks. It turns out that this is, indeed, a known issue with a known (but non-trivial) fix:
  • Today's Facebook outage was a wake-up call
    This is the way.
  • Signal Desktop v5.18.1 released | 2021-10-04
  • Now that whatsapp is down, it is a good time to get people to try signal out :) | 2021-10-04
  • Signal App
    They have their desktop app [source code downloadable](github. It's basically an electron app that works cross-platform.
  • "Restart to update Signal" pretty much every time I use the app on Windows 10 | 2021-09-27
    I feel you and I searched for the Desktop releases:
  • How to use Signal on your other devices without having a smartphone.
    Download Signal desktop
  • Mac desktop app - "Failed to connect to server" | 2021-09-23
  • Any websites of apps that let you make calls for free? | 2021-09-20
  • Is it a known bug that pasting a picture with ctrl-C will paste the same picture twice? | 2021-09-12
    Looks like it's a known bug - if its the same cause - and will be fixed when Signal upgrades to Electron version 14. I'm not sure when that is.
  • I successfully built Signal Desktop on my Raspberry Pi 4 | 2021-09-10
    Spent a few days trying to figure out how to build Signal on my Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu 21.04. Managed to find @lsfxz solution in this thread and I adapted it to be used with Ubuntu.
  • Got a tech question or want to discuss tech? Bi-Weekly /r/Technology Tech Support / General Discussion Thread
    Well my recommendation would be switch to Signal for your trusted personal communications (ie people you know and already trust). But bear in mind that Facebook/Whatsapp already has your number and all your contacts numbers so while you can be confident your Signal to Signal conversations are private and secure, Whatsapp already has a list of who your contacts are and can trace them in other ways.
  • Signal unusable on Windows 10 all of a sudden | 2021-09-01
    If you have the time/patience, open an issue on Github and provide enough info to find the root cause to get it fixed. Search through current open issues to confirm it isn't something that's already reported/being worked on;
  • signal backup and restore - Linux Mint desktop | 2021-08-31
    I believe there are currently some problems with messages being shown in the wrong order (see this bug). Could that be your problem?


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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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