Signal Desktop is no longer a Chrome app – it is a standalone app that you can install on Windows, Mac and Linux. For details see: https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articles/214507138
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This is an introduction to Signal Private Messenger from Open Whisper Systems, a smartphone app that lets you chat and make calls with end to end encryption.
Be sure to check out our other videos on how to install and use Signal on Android (https://youtu.be/XQzhWbnop8c) and iPhone (https://youtu.be/kiX8lGJK3Ww).
Read about Signal here: https://whispersystems.org/
For scorecards and articles comparing popular secure messaging apps, please follow these links:
https://www.eff.org/node/82654 (no longer current)
For information on Signal’s centralized server architecture, please go here:
For information on how Signal connects you with your contacts, please read this article:
For a good briefing on general mobile phone security and privacy, read the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s guide:
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