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

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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.

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Thank You Adrian K, ersen

As ersen suggested, following is what I did

Step1.

$ 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:

https://www.freedesktop.org/software/PackageKit/

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