Apparently Signal doesn’t run in the backgroud and give notifications if I don’t have Google Play Services enabled.

Anyway to work around this? Seems uncool to have a privacy focused messenger that relies on Google shit.

@Penr0se
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Install it from here: https://signal.org/android/apk

This standalone app will update itself automatically and verify apk signatures as well.

It’ll recognize if you don’t have GSF and ask you to enable a permanent notification to make sure the app runs in the background and can receive messages. If you have GSF installed, I don’t think it gives you that option, though; you’ll need LineageOS or equivalent.

@ksynwa
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Sweet. Thanks. Any idea why the Play Store version doesn’t have this capability?

@Penr0se
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It might. I’ve never tried it as I don’t have a Play Store. I just recommended this version because I know it works for sure (and it’s always better to use the Play Store less, Google doesn’t need to know what apps you install on your phone all the time).

@Kamui
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Thank you, I was also wondering this.

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