Setup Signal Messenger into Desktop
Signal Messenger does have a desktop application that allows you to perform messaging directly from your Desktop while synchonizing across your mobile phone as a detached device. This page guides you on setting up Signal Messenger into Desktop.
Download and Install The Signal Messenger Desktop
In order to install Signal Messenger Desktop, you need to download its app from https://signal.org/download/. By default, the website can guess your computer’s operating system and recommends the correct installer for you. Otherwise, you can change to other options right at the bottom of its guesses.
Once your downloader is completed and successful, you can proceed to install it into your operating system.
Launching Signal Messenger Desktop
Upon successful installation, you can launch your Signal Messenger Desktop. This application will generate a pairing QR code for your Signal Messenger on your mobile phone.
Linking Signal Messenger on Mobile to Desktop Signal Messenger
The next step is to link both Signal Messenger on Mobile with your Signal Messenger on Desktop. This is done starting from your mobile side.
Open Settings in Mobile Signal Messenger
Link devices is a setting option. Hence, you should proceed to open your Settings in your Signal Messenger on your mobile device.
Select Linked Devices Options
When the settings menu is shown, proceed to search for Linked Devices and then select on it.
Add New Link Device
The next step is to create a new link device. To do that, you need to select “+” button to add a link device.
Scan The Link Device QR Code
Once the camera scanner is up and ready, it’s time to link both the mobile and your desktop devices. To do that, simply direct the camera on the mobile to scan the QR code presented on your desktop Signal Messenger.
Name The Linked Device on Desktop
To ensure it’s easier to identify your linked devices across your mobile list,
you can proceed to name the device with an appropriate name like
personal-laptop-brand. There are no rules or
regulations so as long as you can recognize your linked devices, we’re good.
Let It Sync And Ready For Use
At this point, both Signal Messenger on respective devices are syncing. It will take some times depending on your contact list sizes.
Please keep in mind that older messages will not be sync due to its security design. The syncing is mostly on contact list, inter-devices communications, and assigning the linked desktop device as a delegates. Hence, you should treat the Desktop Signal Messenger as an independent Signal app rather than expecting them to always sync with your mobile counterparts.
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