Signal - Private Messenger

Signal - Private Messenger for Pc

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-18
  • Current version: 2.30.2
  • File size: 100.42 MB
  • Developer: Open Whisper Systems
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Signal - Private Messenger on your Windows PC

Download Signal - Private Messenger for Windows: Signal - Private Messenger is an Social Networking App, developed by Open Whisper Systems. The Social Networking App was officially released 2014-07-29. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Open Whisper Systems, with the latest current version being 2.30.2 which was officially released on 2018-10-18. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 105,147 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Signal - Private Messenger on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Signal - Private Messenger on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Signal - Private Messenger for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Signal - Private Messenger in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Signal - Private Messenger application icon. A window of Signal - Private Messenger will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Signal - Private Messenger icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Signal - Private Messenger

Developer Description

Privacy is possible. Signal makes it easy. Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real-time with all of your friends at once, and share media and other files with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data. • Say Anything - Signal uses an advanced end-to-end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time. • Open Source - Signal is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. Signal is the only private messenger that uses open source and peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe. • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose. • Group Chat - Signal allows you to create encrypted groups so that you can have private conversations with all of your friends at once. Not only are the messages encrypted, but the Signal server never has access to any group information like the membership list, group title, or group icon. • Fast - The Signal protocol is designed to operate in the most constrained environment possible. Messages are delivered quickly and reliably. • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear voice and video calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges. For support, questions, or more information, please visit: Source code: Follow us on Twitter (@signalapp) for all of the latest updates and announcements.

App Reviews

  • Best Privacy App Yet

    By Snap_Chats989
    This is simply the best privacy app with everything neatly bundled into it. It has a nice authentication feature, sms & mms messaging & disappearing messages with people [to keep them clean if you’d like], calls, and keeps it all private, app switch privacy [keeping the screen blank for privacy while switching apps so wandering eyes cannot see the screen], and many more features packed into this powerhouse. To anyone experiencing any issues with calls, make sure your notifications are on and properly set with the app, and look into the settings in the app itself and it easily shows how to have your calls show up with the name [if you would like to] or just a call without a name. The settings are a breeze and make it very easy to understand. Very rarely you’ll have to re-register for push notifications, but that’s also very easily accomplished. If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would. 10 stars out of 5 stars is more like it...
  • Lose all history every time you change phone

    By Nickfrikinname
    There is no way to export messages from this app. No history, no media, nothing. There is absolutely no way. There is no backup and restore on iOS. As a result, I and my family members are about to lose years of messages that contain conversations about our young children. This terrible problem has not been fixed despite years of begging by several users on various forums. What's worse, they don't disclose it in the app description, no warnings at the time of install, nothing. This app is an unmitigated disaster for any normal person. I truly regret having migrated my family and my business associates onto this. I mean, I would've happily paid for an app like this to support development. If they made just this feature a paid feature I would have again paid. But instead the developers are adding frivolous features but not this critical usability. If you are a spy, a journalist working in a sensitive situation, an anti government activist or a paranoid conspiracy guy, then this might be acceptable to you. For the rest of us, just stay the heck away and save yourself a lot of grief and loss later.
  • Wow I love it

    By Meatguy813
    Everything about this app is pretty much spot on it is the best way to chat with your friends and not feel nervous of people watching. The timer feature is extremely useful in allows both parties to set a Time limit on the message very helpful. I have been using this app for almost 2 years now and have sent all my friends over only way to communicate. Reason for writing this review is I would like to change one option if that is something you guys would consider and that is changing the calling feature so it gives you another menu so you don’t just click it and it calls right away and tells the user that you try to call them. Just make some other second screen that allows you to confirm the call but other than that this app is perfect.
  • Don't hate the player hate the game

    By Nevs1!
    Nickfrikiname is very wrong! This is a great app and I've always promoted the app to my friends. He's upset because of his particular situation. What he failed to understand is, signal really does protect your privacy, from anyone and everyone. Unfortunately in this world we live in privacy seems to be very scarce and signal helps bring that back! I do wish the phone call feature was a tad bit better as far as the recipient being able to hear what I'm saying, but I totally understand that being encrypted can't be a easy task and probably very complex but at least they are trying. Recovering old messages shouldn't be an option and should stay that way no matter what. This is what the app is built around and how they promote it!
  • Great app. Needs more features!

    By cleggerbyte
    My closest friends and I strictly use walkie-talkie style apps to communicate. We just recently switched from Voxer (which we used for years) to Signal. LOVE the quality and interface of Signal compared to Voxer, but we’re missing a few of the features. I miss how Voxer would auto-play my messages one after another. Also, when listening to a message on Signal, if I pause to send a voice massage, it causes my friend’s message to start over. Frustrating to have to listen to the same message over and over when we try to have conversations. Also, Voxer allowed us to speed up messages and to “like” them. Overall, Signal is a better quality app, but it would be THE BEST if features like this were added. Thanks for making this great communication app!!
  • Can’t switch devices; slow

    By Must Exit
    Hope the Signal Foundation moves fast to rectify so many drawbacks and issues with the design of this app. Signal prevents users from backing up conversations and moving them to a new device. New device? Start over! This is claimed as a security feature while still integrating with CallKit (which can upload call information to iCloud). So this app is a non-starter for anything other than calls and ephemeral chats that you don’t need later. They may as well put a default self-destruct timer set to a month or so for all messages. It’s also slower in message delivery than similar apps that have a richer and much better user experience. Not supporting multiple platforms with syncing between them, like Wire or Telegram do, is yet another deficiency for me. I want a secure messaging app, but this one is saddled with poorer user experience while being yet another centralized walled garden.
  • A Great Messaging App (That Also Keeps Them Private)

    By AnalogInterface
    My friends and I switched to Signal about a year and a half ago. The main reason: pictures and video. Text messages would heavily compress all of the images we would try to send, and any GIFs or Videos we would send to each other would suffer a similar fate. So eventually, we decided to try this messaging app. And after this long, I can firmly state that it’s one of the best messaging apps that I’ve ever used. WhatsApp was out of the running when we wanted to switch away from texting, as was Discord. Neither has the strong security with encryption that Signal demonstrated. Signal proved to be the perfect messaging app for us. And since we send so many message and images (and we don’t want to keep them all) Signal provides the great feature to keep storage space free, and keep our group chat uncluttered. Just a few quality-of-life improvements would make this a superb messaging app, such as multi-image or video sending. The current process is arduous with a “one image at a time” approach. Other than that, there really isn’t much to complain about. It works, and it works well.
  • Almost 5 stars

    By Nahps
    I love everything about Signal EXCEPT the fact you can't remove people from a group chat. My business colleagues and I use Signal mainly for business so when someone is no longer a part of a specific project we're unable to simply remove them from the group chat. You have to create an entirely new chat and add everyone back which is a very annoying process. Another thing is when someone calls me from Signal, it doesn't show me whose calling unless I specifically have the Signal app open and am on Signal at the moment. I'm not sure if that varies depending on what type of phone someone is using or not but I have an iPhone 6. It would be nice to address that as well if possible.
  • Signal is missing an opportunity

    By Dr. Bombed-HEY!
    Our family chat groups moved from WhatsApp to Signal after all the hullabaloo about Facebook abuse of privacy. I might guess that our group wasn’t the only ones looking for an alternative to FB-owned group chat. We’re still using Signal, but we’re surprised at some basic flaws. You can only share one pic at a time, videos and pics won’t turn to landscape when you rotate your device. And now with a recent update they’ve added extra steps to see who has viewed your posts/responses. I’d think that Signal would do everything they could to match and exceed the features and ease-of-use of WhatsApp, but if they are, they’re being extremely slow to do it. As I said, our family groups are still using it, but not enjoying it as much and as a result our rate of interaction has dropped by a fair amount.
  • OK, but lacking some basic functionality

    By Bkbeth()
    The ability to seamlessly move between desktop and mobile is top notch and invaluable. Other than that, the product leaves much to be desired in very basic functionality. First and foremost, there is no search function to find text within a chat. This would be invaluable in trying to find something mentioned days or weeks or more in the past in a chat. Second, there is no indication next to members of a chat or individual contacts indicating whether they are active (IE, in the app or at their desktop). Third, there is no way to get rid of the prominently displayed list on your desktop of all contacts from your mobile that have signal, even if you have never contacted them via signal. And this takes up valuable space on the desktop. Plus there is no way to reorder the annoying list of chats. Fourth, it’s great they finally added emojis, but still lacking sounds. Would be nice to have a few sound alert options, at least for the desktop version. Lastly, though I’m sure there are others if I thought a bit more, there is very limited ability to resize the chat window on the desktop. It takes up too much space, unless you minimize it completely.