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Signal
Signal
3.5

Free, secure messaging for the Desktop.

Signal 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 version 5.22.0

Updated on Oct 29 2021

Version 5.22.0:
  • This version contains a number of small tweaks and bug fixes to keep Signal running smoothly.
View older Signal updates

Information

License

Free

Size

156.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://signal.org/

Downloads

11905

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 22 2021
1.40.1
1.0
Oct 22 2021
1.0
Version: 1.40.1
When a developer makes it impossible to use their app, then adds the total lack of technical support, the app is crap. Signal is crap. What a shame. - - Anyone want details? I have details.
rjan1989
rjan1989
Aug 17 2021
1.40.1
5.0
Aug 17 2021
5.0
Version: 1.40.1
The best.
A-w
A-w
Jun 22 2021
1.40.1
0.0
Jun 22 2021
0.0
Version: 1.40.1
Version v5.6.1 still stalls on startup: "Optimizing application..." I would prefer an unoptimized application that just startups fine...
John Mitchell the 12th
John Mitchell the 12th
Apr 9 2021
1.40.1
5.0
Apr 9 2021
5.0
Version: 1.40.1
Audio and Video Calls on desktop with Signal are such a nice addition.
purchasing-10
purchasing-10
Dec 25 2020
1.39.4
0.0
Dec 25 2020
0.0
Version: 1.39.4
Signal wasn't hacked. Bad Celebrite, bad media reporting https://signal.org/blog/cellebrite-and-clickbait/
cinam
cinam
Dec 21 2020
1.39.4
1.0
Dec 21 2020
1.0
Version: 1.39.4
Signal was hacked. And now Signal RIP for me.
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
1.36.3
3.0
Dec 7 2020
3.0
Version: 1.36.3
Resource hog. The chats are supposedly secure but why is this 150MB what else does it do? Seems huge for a messaging app.
trebron
trebron
Apr 3 2020
1.32.3
5.0
Apr 3 2020
5.0
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.
mjames0302-1
mjames0302-1
Jul 31 2019
1.25.3
0.5
Jul 31 2019
0.5
Version: 1.25.3
I hope all is aware the whois lookup displays a company register number in Afghanistan !
cig0
cig0
Jun 28 2019
1.25.2
0.0
Jun 28 2019
0.0
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
jdspugh-1
jdspugh-1
Apr 18 2019
1.24.0
5.0
Apr 18 2019
5.0
Version: 1.24.0
Clear voice calls.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 27 2018
1.17.0
1.0
Oct 27 2018
1.0
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."
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 24 2018
1.17.0
1.0
Oct 24 2018
1.0
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/
Bipou
Bipou
Aug 14 2018
1.14.4
1.5
Aug 14 2018
1.5
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.
forwardleaps
forwardleaps
Mar 4 2018
1.5.2
5.0
Mar 4 2018
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
2018 is here and so is Signal
petro-semenyuk13
petro-semenyuk13
Feb 23 2018
1.3.0
4.0
Feb 23 2018
4.0
Version: 1.3.0
Good App Simple and good
dirdesmett
dirdesmett
Jan 13 2018
1.1.0
4.0
Jan 13 2018
4.0
Version: 1.1.0
I like this so far. Wish more people would use it.
fput
fput
Nov 23 2017
1.0.35
0.0
Nov 23 2017
0.0
Version: 1.0.35
1.0.39 is out
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