Install the beta
You can install it on a computer which already has the production version installed. It uses different data and install locations.
- Windows: First, download this yml file: https://updates.signal.org/desktop/beta.yml In it, you'll find a
urlproperty which will specify the installer location. Download the installer by constructing the final url:
https://updates.signal.org/desktop/<installer location>. Then run the installer.
- Mac: First, download this yml file: https://updates.signal.org/desktop/beta-mac.yml. In it, you find a
urlproperty which will specify the package location. Download that package by constructing the final url:
https://updates.signal.org/desktop/<package locatdion>. Then unzip that package and copy the
- Linux: same instructions as the production install steps linked above, but run
apt-get install signal-desktop-betainstead
Got a question?
You can find answers to a number of frequently asked questions on our support site: https://support.signal.org/. The community forum is another good place for questions: https://community.signalusers.org/.
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