How to install Signal Desktop
on Arch Linux

Signal Desktop

Signal Desktop

Snapcrafters

Signal Private Messenger for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Say anything

  • Send high-quality group, text, voice, video, document, and picture messages anywhere in the world without SMS or MMS fees.

Speak freely

  • Make crystal-clear voice and video calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.

Stay private

  • Signal messages and calls are always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered to keep your communication safe. We can't read your messages or see your calls, and no one else can either.

Control time

  • Keep your chat history tidy with messages that you can set to disappear. Choose different disappearing message intervals for each conversation. Everyone in the thread shares the same setting. Good memories will last even if the words vanish.

Free for everyone

  • Signal is made for you. As an Open Source project supported by grants and donations, Signal can put users first. There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, no creepy tracking. Just open technology for a fast, simple, and secure messaging experience. The way it should be.

This snap is maintained by the Snapcrafters community, and is not necessarily endorsed or officially maintained by the upstream developers.

Details for Signal Desktop

License
GPL-3.0
Last updated
5 December 2019

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install Signal Desktop

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git cd snapd makepkg -si

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Signal Desktop

To install Signal Desktop, simply use the following command:

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