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.
Install it from here:
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.
Sweet. Thanks. Any idea why the Play Store version doesn’t have this capability?
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).
Thank you, I was also wondering this.
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