Install Signal Messenger on Ubuntu 20.10

Signal is a cross-platform centralized encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Technology Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos.It can also be used to make one-to-one and group voice and video calls, and the Android version can optionally function as an SMS app.

Signal uses standard cellular telephone numbers as identifiers and secures all communications to other Signal users with end-to-end encryption. The apps include mechanisms by which users can independently verify the identity of their contacts and the integrity of the data channel.

Well today’s point is I’m going to show you how to install Signal secure messenger on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop.

Install Signal Messenger on Ubuntu 20.10 ;

Upgrade all your Ubuntu 20.10 package, enter following command;

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Signal Messenger on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Signal Messenger using Snap:

Run the following commands to install snap and Signal packages:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install signal-desktop
  • Install Signal Messenger using PPA Repository:

Now we get the GPG key for the official Signal repository and add it to the trusted keys of your APT package manager:

wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the official repository using the following command:

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

To install Signal Desktop, simply use the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install signal-desktop


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