Has anyone installed Signal app's desktop version in Fedora?

OS: Fedora 33

I’ve started using Signal messaging app. When I am using Whatsapp, I usually use Whatsapp web because I am not very good typing long sentences from Whatsapp mobile.

Same goes for Signal. I prefer to use the desktop version of Signal. But, Signal desktop installer for Linux is only available for Debian based systems (Link below)!!! Any idea how I can install Signal desktop app in a Fedora machine using rpm or yum repositories or any other way ?

install direct from Software


It is available as a flatpak in Flathub. Add Flathub repo if it is not enabled already:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

After that, you can use GNOME Software as mentioned above. If it doesn’t show up after adding Flathub, try restarting.


Thank You Adrian K, ersen

As ersen suggested, following is what I did


$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Interestingly, no output for the above “flatpak remote-add” command. After I executed, all i got was a dollor prompt.

Step2. From Gnome software, I searched for Signal and clicked on Install. Well, I Signal was listed even before I ran step 1. Maybe because I had already configured the flatpack before and I forgot.

Quick question:
So, gnome’s ‘Software’ utility can use yum or dnf or flatpack commands internally. Right ?

It can install flatpaks from the repos you have added, in this case Flathub; it can also install RPMs but it doesn’t use yum or dnf, it uses something called PackageKit as backend:


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