How to install Signal Desktop messenger on Linux Lite?

Written by Administrator on Tuesday May 12, 2020

Signal is very popular messenger and mostly is used like mobile phone application on mobile phones, but you can install it on your Linux desktop as well. I will show, how in install Signal desktop application on Linux Lite, which is Ubuntu-based distro and it means it uses the same repositories like Ubuntu linux.

Following Signal installation manual will work on every Debian-based linux distro.

Install Signal on Linux Lite desktop

All you need to to is to run following commands in your terminal

curl -s | sudo apt-key add
echo "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop


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