Install Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 20

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Signal is a cross-platform messaging and video calling application. It can be a great alternative to WhatsApp as it has almost all of the features that WhatsApp offers us. the signal The desktop version of Messenger was also launched this year. This article will walk you through the process of installing the desktop version of Signal Messenger on a. described Linux Mint 20 system. The same installation procedure can be used on Ubuntu Linux as well.

How to install Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 20

To install Signal Messenger on your system, you can do the following on it:

Step # 1: Perform a system update

First you need to update your respective system using the command shown below:

$ sudo apt update

Step # 2: Install Snapd on your system

Now we need to install Snapd on our Linux Mint 20 system as we will be installing Signal Messenger on our system using the Snap Package Manager. We can do this with the following command:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Step 3: Install Signal Messenger on your Linux Mint 20 system via Snapd

Now that we have Snapd installed on our system, we can install Signal Messenger on it by running the command shown below:

$ sudo snap install signal-desktop

Install Signal Desktop

You will receive the following message on your terminal once Signal Messenger is installed on your Linux Mint 20 system:

Signal Messenger installation was successful

Step 4: Start the Signal Messenger from your Linux Mint 20 terminal

As soon as we have installed Signal Messenger on our system, we can start it via the terminal as follows:

$ signal-desktop

Start Signal Messenger

The signal messenger is shown in the picture below. You can connect your phone to it in the same way that you can with WhatsApp Web.advertising

Signal Messenger on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

How to remove Signal Messenger from Linux Mint 20

We can easily remove Signal Messenger from our Linux Mint 20 system by running the following command:

$ sudo snap remove signal-desktop

Remove Signal Messenger

Once this command has succeeded in removing Signal Messenger from your Linux system, you will receive the success message shown in the image below on your terminal:

Removal successful

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In this tutorial, we have explained how to install the desktop version of Signal Messenger on a Linux Mint 20 system. This desktop version can also be linked to your phone like WhatsApp. At the end of this guide, we also gave you the command that will allow you to conveniently remove this messenger from your Linux Mint 20 system at any time.

Install Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 20
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