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Feature Request: Registering From Desktop App #2383

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Xashyar opened this Issue May 14, 2018 · 7 comments

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Xashyar commented May 14, 2018

  • I have searched open and closed issues for duplicates

I know many people who either don't have a smartphone or use Blackberries and Windows Phones, who are willing to use Signal on their PCs but are simply unable to do so.
I recall when back in 2014-2015 a messenger attracted millions of people just by allowing them to Register from Desktop.
I've read the related Signal Community and #2063 Threads but I'm not sure i understood what might be the real issue against implementing the feature, I'm guessing it might be Privacy related.
either way any further elaborations would be much appreciated.

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Ability to Register from Desktop Using a Feature Phone.

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Signal version:
v1.11.0-beta.3

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Trolldemorted commented May 14, 2018

Windows phones users and desktop only users can use Signal by using third party clients. In the community forum there are many suggestions how to use Signal without a smartphone.

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Xashyar commented May 14, 2018

@Trolldemorted, I See by why not through the official app?
+the Redeem Code for Windows Store doesn't work, couldn't install the app..

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KarolTrzeszczkowski commented May 15, 2018

Soon there will be a phone with Linux, Librem 5, and it won't be able to run signal Android but why not Signal Desktop? It would be great if the desktop version was capable of registering a new phone number if this "desktop" is a phone. It would be good if one could make phone calls with.

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JohnD28 commented Dec 12, 2018

Purism Librem 5 dev call for volunteer to code a native Signal client in Gtk. With the adaptative interface, the same app could be used both on smartphone and desktop.

I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact sean.obrien@puri.sm if interested.

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Xashyar commented Dec 13, 2018

Purism Librem 5 dev call for volunteer to code a native Signal client in Gtk. With the adaptative interface, the same app could be used both on smartphone and desktop.

I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact sean.obrien@puri.sm if interested.
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plz take a look at:
https://github.com/MartinDelille/signal-qt

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petterreinholdtsen commented Dec 27, 2018

There are even people without mobile phones that would like to use Signal desktop. It would be great if it was possible to register without having to receive an SMS.

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Flohack74 commented Dec 28, 2018

Please also see https://github.com/nanu-c/textsecure-qml which is the current state of a Signal app for the Ubuntu Touch OS. There is definitely the need for clients outside Android and iOS ecosystem.

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