The majority of people are aware of WhatsApp and Telegram. However, only a few people know of the existence of signals. Today, we will be looking at how you can use Signal to chat from your computer.
But before we get to that, let us first look at what Signal is. This is for those who are hearing about the messaging app for the first time. And for those who already know about the app, I am sure that you come away with some new knowledge about it after you are done with this article.
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What is Signal?
Signal is a free messaging app that can be used across all major platforms such as android, IOS, mac, and windows. On Signal, users can share GIFs, pictures, videos, and more. They can also create groups of up to 150 members.
Video calls are also available on Signal and this is one feature that puts it a step ahead of Telegram. Encryption on Signal is also very strong and this makes sure that your chats and data are all safe and sound. You can also swap back and forth from your smartphone to your PC without losing anything.
Now that we have been introduced to Signal, let us look at how you can use the app on your computer. Using it on your smartphone is quite easy. Just go to your operating system’s store and search by typing in the name of the app in the search bar and then download it and have it installed.
How To Use Signal On Computer
To use Signal on your computer, you will have to download the official Signal app for windows 10. Before downloading the Signal app for your computer, you must make sure that you already have the Signal app installed on your smartphone. Once that has been done, then you are clear to go. Please the steps below carefully.
- Go to the Signal website with your computer browser and download the app for your windows computer
- After downloading, open the setup file and install it. you can find it in the Downloads folder of your computer
- After installing, the app will open automatically there will be a QR code
- Open the Signal app on your smartphone and then go to the menu which can be found on the top right corner
- Go to settings and then tap on ‘linked devices’
- Now, tap on the ‘+’ button on the bottom right corner
- Now hold your phone towards the computer so that the camera aligns with the QR to enable the camera to scan it
- Allow the computer app to access your smartphone app by clicking on the checkmark that appears next to ‘Link device’
- Signal will then sync your smartphone app with your computer and you are done
So that is how you connect your Signal app to your smartphone app. You need to have Signal on your smartphone before you can use it on your computer. In some ways, this is similar to how WhatsApp can be used on a computer.
You will need to sync your mobile app with the computer app and that is exactly how Signal is. So first, make sure that you are having the Signal app on your smartphone before you go ahead with the method shown in this article to download the Signal app for your computer.
I hope this article has been helpful to you, especially those who have been looking for some information on the usage of Signal.