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Last Update:

04 Aug 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Open Whisper Systems


admin privacy security encryption chat cross-platform foss

Signal (Desktop)

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5.12.0 | Updated: 04 Aug 2021



Downloads of v 5.12.0:



Software Author(s):

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Signal (Desktop) 5.12.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install Signal (Desktop), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Signal (Desktop), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Signal (Desktop), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade signal -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade signal -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure signal installed
    name: signal
    state: present
    version: 5.12.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'signal' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.12.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: signal,
    Version: 5.12.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller signal
   Name     = 'signal'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.12.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'signal':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.12.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install signal version="5.12.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Aug 2021.


Signal is an encrypted communications application. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos, and make one-to-one voice and video calls.


  • Send high-quality group, text, voice, video, document, and picture messages anywhere in the world without SMS or MMS fees
  • Crystal-clear voice and video calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges
  • Signal messages and calls are always end-to-end encrypted
  • Keeps your chat history tidy with messages that you can set to disappear
  • Free for everyone

Package parameters

  • /NoAutoUpdate - Block via hosts file to prevent automatic update
  • /NoProxy - Do not set system proxy
  • /NoTray - Do not use tray icon
  • /NoShortcut - Do not create shortcut icon on the desktop


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

Set-AutoUpdate -Enable

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'signal'
  fileType               = 'EXE'
  url                    = ''
  checksum               = '6506e49352362c581ce2e7dad059c19e0b196ff18bb7c9ccf0bf5e93cbd16691'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = '/S'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'Signal *'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs


Register-Application "$toolsPath\signal.bat" signal
Write-Host "Application registered as signal"

if ($pp.NoAutoUpdate) { Write-Host "Disabling auto update";  Set-AutoUpdate -Disable }
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

Set-AutoUpdate -Enable  # Remove entry from hosts file
function Install-DesktopShortcut {
    if ( $pp.NoShortcut ) { return } 

    Write-Host "Installing desktop shortcut"
    $params = @{
        ShortcutFilePath  = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) signal.lnk
        TargetPath        = "$toolsPath\signal.bat"
        IconLocation      = "$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Programs\signal-desktop\Signal.exe"
        WindowStyle       = 7 # Minimized
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut @params

function Set-AutoUpdate([switch]$Enable, [switch]$Disable) {
   $hostsPath = "$Env:WinDir\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"
   $content = Get-Content $hostsPath -Encoding ascii 

   if ($Disable) {
        if ($content | Select-String "\")  { return }
        $content,"" | Out-File -Encoding ascii $hostsPath

    if ($Enable) {
        if (!( $content | Select-String "\")) { return }
        $content | ? { $_ -notmatch "\" } | Out-File -Encoding ascii $hostsPath 

function Set-SignalOptions {
    $batPath = "$toolsPath\signal.bat"

    $bat = Get-Content $batPath -Encoding ascii
    if (!$pp.NoTray) {
        Write-Host "Setting tray icon option"
        $bat = $bat -replace "^(::)(.+)$", '$2'

    if (!$pp.NoProxy) {
        $proxy = Get-EffectiveProxy
        if (!$proxy) { return }
        Write-Host "Setting proxy to $proxy"
        $bat = $bat -replace "HTTP_PROXY=","`$0$proxy"

    $bat | Set-Content -Encoding ascii $batPath

::set SIGNAL_OPTIONS=--use-tray-icon --start-in-tray
start "" "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\signal-desktop\Signal.exe" %SIGNAL_OPTIONS%

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Signal (Desktop) 5.12.1 5 Thursday, August 5, 2021 Pending Automated Review
Signal (Desktop) 5.11.0 4825 Thursday, July 29, 2021 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 5.10.0 5975 Thursday, July 22, 2021 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 5.9.0 1457 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 5.7.0 12782 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 5.6.2 3323 Friday, June 25, 2021 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 5.6.1 2904 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 5.6.0 1273 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 5.5.0 4173 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
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