Open Whisper Systems this week announced that its Signal secure messaging service will soon be available on Google’s Chrome operating system as a beta development stage desktop application.
The Signal Desktop is a Chrome application that links with your smartphone enabling all incoming and outgoing messages to be displayed consistently on all your devices.
Today we’re making the Signal Desktop beta available. Signal Desktop brings the trusted private messaging experience of Signal to the desktop, with a simplicity that allows you to seamlessly continue conversations back and forth between your mobile device and your desktop computer.
As always, everything is end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe – allowing you to send high-quality private group, text, picture, and video messages for free. Your contacts don’t have to guess where to message you, and when you switch devices the conversation you started will already be there.
All of our code is free, open source, and available on GitHub. This allows experts to verify our protocols and our implementations.
For more information on the open source Whisper Signals secure messaging application jump over to the official website via the link below.