Signal
Signal
1.36.3

4.2

Signal free download for Mac

Signal1.36.3

27 September 2020

Free, secure messaging for the Desktop.

Overview

Signal is fast, simple, secure messaging for the desktop. It now runs independently of your browser, so, if you’re a Firefox or Safari user, you don’t need to install Chrome to send and receive Signal messages on your computer anymore; if you’re a Chrome user, having your browser open will no longer be synonymous with having Signal Desktop open.

Features:
  • Send high-quality group, text, voice, video, document, and picture messages anywhere in the world without SMS or MMS fees.
  • Make crystal-clear voice and video calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
  • Signal messages and calls are always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered to keep your communication safe. We can't read your messages or see your calls, and no one else can either.
  • Keep your chat history tidy with messages that you can set to disappear. Choose different disappearing message intervals for each conversation. Everyone in the thread shares the same setting. Good memories will last even if the words vanish.
  • As an Open Source project supported by grants and donations, Signal can put users first. There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, no creepy tracking. Just open technology for a fast, simple, and secure messaging experience. The way it should be.

What's new in Signal

Version 1.36.3:
  • This release resolves a bug that prevented some users from linking a new desktop instance.

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11 Reviews of Signal

5
jdspugh-1
18 April 2019
Version: 1.24.0

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Clear voice calls.
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5
trebron
03 April 2020
Version: 1.32.3
Awesome software that keeps getting better. And the best part: it is open source. Sadly audio and video calls are still missing from the desktop variant: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop/issues/2021 https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop/issues/554 but are available in the mobile version of the app. Here's hope they manage to add that missing functionality to their electron desktop app.
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0.5
mjames0302-1
31 July 2019
Version: 1.25.3
I hope all is aware the whois lookup displays a company register number in Afghanistan !
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cig0
28 June 2019
Version: 1.25.2
My buddies and me are already hooked on Keybase (encrypted comms, encrypted git repo, encrypted distributed filesystem both public and private) but I totally support Signal and everything that comes from Open Whisper Systems <3
(1)
5
jdspugh-1
18 April 2019
Version: 1.24.0
Clear voice calls.
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Derekcurrie
27 October 2018
Version: 1.17.0
Signal v1.17.1 is now available. But no security patch is evident. The developer remains entirely silent about the known security problem. BE CAREFUL. "• We fixed a bug in group conversations that was causing Avatar updates to be delayed. Your move, James Cameron. • The "Download Attachment" menu option should now work for users whose Signal window is extremely narrow."
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Derekcurrie
24 October 2018
Version: 1.17.0
DANGER! Signal version 1.17.0 was a known security flaw! The developer has been contacted, but there has as yet been no response. Read the article linked below before depending upon Signal for encryption security. Watch for the next update to patch this flaw. Signal Desktop Leaves Message Decryption Key in Plain Sight https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/signal-desktop-leaves-message-decryption-key-in-plain-sight/
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1.5
Bipou
14 August 2018
Version: 1.14.4
Version 1.15.4 released on August 13 does not launch at all. Menu Signal or Quit, that's all you got.
(0)
5
forwardleaps
04 March 2018
Version: 1.5.2
2018 is here and so is Signal
(0)
4
petro-semenyuk13
23 February 2018
Version: 1.3.0
Good App Simple and good
(1)
4
dirdesmett
13 January 2018
Version: 1.1.0
I like this so far. Wish more people would use it.
(2)
fput
23 November 2017
Version: 1.0.35
1.0.39 is out
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