How can I log out of Signal from the desktop on my PC or laptop?

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Learn how to connect devices in the Signal mobile app

Signal can be connected to multiple devices at the same time, that is, you can use your mobile phone and your PC to access the App. For this, the first thing to do is download the Signal application on your mobile and PC.

When you download Signal on your PC, run it, a QR code will appear Enter Signal on your mobile, on the top left you will see your profile picture, click on it. Finally you have to select 'Connected devices', the '+' symbol is displayed at the bottom, press on it and scan the code that appears on the screen of the PC.



How to log out of Signal from the desktop

By default this option is not possible from our PC, but since nothing is impossible here you will find the solution to this uncertainty.

First of all, we download the Signal application available in the Play Store of our device and on the official website of the application.

We are on the right side of the screen of our device and click on the three dots, the settings tab will be displayed here. In the section "Connected devices" we select the session we want to end.

Check the box and click "OK". An important note is that on devices running iOS, you need to click Edit and then delete.

Use your mobile to disconnect from Signal

Signal does not have the option to log out of the PC App, in fact it is necessary to use the mobile phone for this purpose. You can perform this process very easily from both Android and iOS.


Your Android

Open the application on your mobile, at the top right you will see the three typical points of 'Settings'. In this section you should search for "Connected devices", simply click on the connected device and the option to disconnect / log out from another device will appear.


your iOS

The first thing is to open the Signal app on your iPhone. Upon startup, look for the settings section at the top right of the screen. When entering the settings, click on «Connected devices». The connected devices will be displayed, click on 'Edit' and then on the button to delete and so on will log out of the other devices.

How does the signal work?

It is a messaging application that allows you to send messages, videos and images. The curious thing and the highlight of this program is what Signal hides from its users and the answer is nothing.

In an expert study, it was shown that this app only saves the account creation date in its database. As well as the time the user was last logged on.

So you can be totally sure that no one will ever receive your conversations. The reason it is a point-to-point system, i.e. it is only memorized when the receiver is connected.

In addition to the security that Signal offers, it also has at its disposal a number of functions that allow you to strengthen the conviction of our storage. One of them, for example, is the application lock, with a control pin login or a fingerprint.


Why migrate from WhatsApp to Signal?

Although when we refer to messaging applications there are different pros and cons to each of them. And even when there is diversity in the market like WhatsApp and Signal, today we will evaluate the reasons why Signal has positioned itself in networks.

Signal is an organization independent non-profit formed to allow its users to share information without even the company being able to disclose it.



One of its great features is that it contains the option to automatically delete selected messages or photos. This option ranges from 15 seconds to a week.

It also includes the option to block screenshots and one of the most curious is that it allows you to hide faces. When we send an image we can blur the face of one or more people who appear there.

And if that's not enough, it allows you to react to messages in a very similar way to what we can do on Facebook, this app also allows you to log in across multiple devices.

In other words, if you have a mobile phone and a Tablet on both devices, you can have the session open and close whenever you want, an option that obviously it is not available on WhatsApp.

Signal tricks

If you are a fan of dark colors, this App has a Dark Mode to activate it, click on your profile. Click on the tab Appearance e select Appearance> "Dark Mode". 


If you have one favorite contact, this App allows you to create a shortcut on your device's desktop. To do this, enter the chat you want to move to the main screen, click on the three dots located at the top right.

Click on «add to home screen» a window will open in which you have to press the add option and that's it! This chat will appear at the beginning. For these reasons Signal is the best ally.

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