In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Signal Messenger is a popular, multi-platform application used for sending instant messages and making audio and video calls. If you need to communicate securely but find it hard because of the restrictions put on traditional messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal Messenger is one of the better forms of communication for those that require the utmost privacy.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Installing Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 21.
By default, Signal Messenger is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add Signal PPA to your Linux Mint system:
echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/signal-desktop-keyring.gpg] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-messenger.list
Next, import the GPG key using the following command:
curl -fsSL https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/signal-desktop-keyring.gpg > /dev/null
After that, update your system and you can install Signal Messenger on it with the help of the command shown below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install signal-desktop
Step 3. Accessing Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 21.
Once we finish with the installation, we will find Signal Messenger in the Mint menu, in the Internet section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed signal messenger. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Signal Messenger on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Signal website.