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Signal (Desktop)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/7/2019.

Signal is an encrypted communications application. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos, and make one-to-one voice and video calls.


  • Send high-quality group, text, voice, video, document, and picture messages anywhere in the world without SMS or MMS fees
  • Crystal-clear voice and video calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges
  • Signal messages and calls are always end-to-end encrypted
  • Keeps your chat history tidy with messages that you can set to disappear
  • Free for everyone

Package parameters

  • /NoProxy - Do not set system proxy
  • /NoTray - Do not use tray icon
  • /NoShortcut - Do not create shortcut icon on the desktop


To install Signal (Desktop), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install signal

To upgrade Signal (Desktop), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade signal


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . $toolsPath\helpers.ps1
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'signal'
      fileType               = 'EXE'
      url                    = ''
      checksum               = '404571c12bdade1c797280c60bcd0f5b6c377a6abf7729e0be19c6d0543be001'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = '/S'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'Signal *'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Register-Application "$toolsPath\signal.bat" signal
    Write-Host "Application registered as signal"
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function Install-DesktopShortcut {
        if ( $pp.NoShortcut ) { return } 
        Write-Host "Installing desktop shortcut"
        $params = @{
            ShortcutFilePath  = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) signal.lnk
            TargetPath        = "$toolsPath\signal.bat"
            IconLocation      = "$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Programs\signal-desktop\Signal.exe"
            WindowStyle       = 7 # Minimized
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut @params
    function Set-SignalOptions {
        $batPath = "$toolsPath\signal.bat"
        $bat = Get-Content $batPath -Encoding ascii
        if (!$pp.NoTray) {
            Write-Host "Setting tray icon option"
            $bat = $bat -replace "^(::)(.+)$", '$2'
        if (!$pp.NoProxy) {
            $proxy = Get-EffectiveProxy
            Write-Host "Setting proxy to $proxy"
            $bat = $bat -replace "HTTP_PROXY=","`$0$proxy"
        $bat | Set-Content -Encoding ascii $batPath
  • tools\signal.bat Show
    set HTTP_PROXY=
    ::set SIGNAL_OPTIONS=--use-tray-icon --start-in-tray
    start %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\signal-desktop\Signal.exe %SIGNAL_OPTIONS%

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Open Whisper Systems


Copyright © Open Whisper Systems 2013-2017


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Signal (Desktop) 1.27.1 230 Friday, September 6, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 341 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.26.2 1084 Friday, August 16, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.26.1 239 Thursday, August 15, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.26.0 335 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.25.3 1318 Saturday, June 29, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.25.2 368 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.25.1 1007 Saturday, June 1, 2019 approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.25.0 179 Friday, May 31, 2019 approved
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