Signal Messenger is a fast, simple, secure messaging for the Windows desktop. Messenger app 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 Messenger open.
Signal Messenger brings the trusted private messaging experience of Signal to the Windows desktop, with a simplicity that allows you to seamlessly continue conversations back and forth between your mobile device and your Windows PC. As always, everything is end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe allowing you to send high-quality private group, text, picture, and video messages for free.
Messenger app you ever did some research on a valid replacement for the almost ubiquitous modern chat solution that is WhatsApp, then there’s a good chance you might have stumbled upon the messenger app. In short, this messenger app is a very interesting, modern and open-source platform for messaging and audio/video calling with a strong inclination towards security enforced by end-to-end encryption.
Signal Messenger Features
Free for everyone
Signal Messenger Benefits
An official desktop client that makes communication much more comfortable
In terms of platform support, it’s worth pointing out that it’s available in the form of bespoke iOS and Android apps for your mobile devices. And, up until recently, if you ever wanted a more convenient way of using this service, you only had the chance of using the official Signal Chrome extension.
However, it’s easy to imagine why a browser might not be the perfect environment for a chat application. That’s why Signal Messenger is here. It allows you to sync your mobile device with your computer and chat or share media with your friends in a convenient manner.
Simple setup, pairing, and configuration procedures
To get started, you merely need to make sure that you have the messenger app installed and properly configured on your Android or iOS device, install the official desktop client on your computer and scan the provided QR code to pair it with your phone.
Since we’re on the subject, it’s worth knowing that the messenger app allows you to start off a clean install or set up the app using the setting from the now deprecated Chrome extension.
Well-thought-out and smooth-running desktop client
The desktop client features a novice-accessible and somewhat elegant user interface that keeps all the design queues of the mobile apps intact. Not only that, but all the functionality from the mobile counterparts is here, as well. You can effortlessly send typical or disappearing messages, perform audio and video calls, share media, as well as create group chats, all from the comforts of your computer’s desktop.
In addition, there are a few useful options found in the Settings section of the desktop app. For instance, you can choose from three available themes (including a dark one), hide the menu bar, enable or disable the audio notifications, import contacts from the mobile device, as well as tweak the app’s notification behavior.
Definitely a must-have for all messenger users
All things considered, the Messenger app is precisely what these modern messaging platforms needed. Messenger app offers its users a very convenient way of benefiting from all the functionality the platforms provide, with the advantages of a bigger screen and an arguably better (at least for speed) keyboard layout.
- This release fixes an issue that prevented Messenger app from starting up for some users on Ubuntu 19.04 who felt slightly nostalgic about seeing a frozen blue screen for the first time in years.
- The minimum window size was increased in order to accommodate the new emoji selector.
Signal Messenger Pros and Cons
|Users will not be charged to download and use the Messenger app.||Video calls may experience lag times or poor image quality|
|There are nearly 40 different languages supported by this software||There is currently no variant of this package designed for mobile phones|
Signal Messenger System Requirements
|Operating System||Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit|
|Title||Signal Messenger 1.28.3 For Windows|
|File Size||83.4 MB|
|Requirements||Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit|
|Date added||Wednesday, July 17th, 2019|
|Author||Open Whisper Systems https://signal.org/|