Secure messaging service Signal now has a dedicated desktop app for Windows, macOS and Linux
Until now, the only way to continue an encrypted chat from your mobile to the desktop was to use a Chrome web app. That app is now deprecated, replaced by a new, cross-platform Electron-based program. Whether you’re cautious about Chrome or simply happier using chat services when they’re a little app-ier too, the new Signal desktop app should suit.
Signal is an encrypted chat app for Android and iOS. A WhatsApp alternative, Signal lets you send messages to other people using the service. It also lets you create and take part in group chats, and make voice and video calls to other users. All chats are secured using end-to-end encryption. In-app codes allow you to verify the connection.