Signal is available on desktop for Mac, Windows and Linux systems. Some users are aware of this and many will be happy to use the signal without having to be on their smartphone. To access the signal on your computer, the process is quick and easy. Signal provides the same service as WhatsApp, but it does not have web access. The signal application must be downloaded on MacOS or Windows.
Send messages and make calls using the signal on the computer, Here is a tutorial. You will find a description of how to install the signal on the desktop and its functionality and its security.
The method of applying the signal to the system
We need to distinguish between two accesses of the mobile application on one computer. WhatsApp, for its part, provides access from its website, so no application download is required from your computer. On the Signal page, there is no “Signal for Web” access. To access the signal on the system, You need to download the Signal desktop app.
It will not be easy. Go to the Signal website. Here you will find the “Get Signal” button in the banner menu.
By clicking on it, Signal has simplified its interface since January 2021, and makes it much easier to understand how to download Signal for desktop. Sends a message to the signal for Mac, the signal for Windows or the signal for Linux to click directly to download.
The question button starts the download of the application automatically. The signal is 100 MB, whether on desktop, Mac or Windows.
When the download is complete, click on the file to start the installation on your computer. Finally, click on the application. Now all you have to do is scan the QR code with your smartphone to authenticate your personal account linked to your phone number.
Procedure for installation and use Computer signal :
- Open a web browser and search the site Signal.org
- Click the “Get Signal” tab
- Select “System Signal” for Mac, Windows or Linux
- Wait for the .exe file to finish downloading
- Click it to configure the installation
- Scan the QR code from your smartphone
Security and confidentiality
Signal wants to reassure its users that its data protection system is one of computers. Messages are encrypted from end to end, and your data is not stored on servers or linked to your identity. Edward Snowden and Elon Musk strongly recommend using this service.
Now, Mail has made two attempts to protect your computer account. To scan with your smartphone, it first considers single access via QR code. To do this, go to the Message Mobile app. In the top right corner, in the menu created by the three vertical dots, click Settings. Then, in the menu, go to “Connected Devices”. You can scan the code by clicking the Add button.
This technique allows you to quickly authenticate your account. Otherwise logged in, which increases protection against malicious intrusions. Once connected, the signal adds another privacy lever: your previous messages and call history sent from your smartphone cannot be synced.
Finally, in the settings of the signal for computer use, you can delete all data with one simple action. By scrolling through your account’s configuration menu, a large red button at the bottom of the page will allow you to reset your account without a trace. The signal indicates it “All data in use, including all messages and stored account information, will be deleted.”
Signal messages and calls on the computer
We will end with a quick overview of the messages and calls in the signal from a computer. The updated interface of the app is similar to that on mobile. Thus, messages are displayed in dialog form, where colors and background can be customized.
To make a call, click the button next to the phone or camera to the right of the contact or group name you want to make your call to. When used for the first time, the signal prompts you to allow access to the camera and your computer’s microphone. As with zooming, you can decide whether or not to activate the camera before executing the call, simple call or video conference.