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To successfully complete this Instruction, you'll need:
- A phone, which uses iOS (by Apple) or a phone using Android (such as the Pixel phones sold by Google).
- A phone number, to receive a text (SMS) message or phone call.
- Access to Apple's App Store or Google's Play Store.
By the end of this Instruction, you will:
- Have successfully set up Signal on a phone
- Be sending and receiving messages and files safely.
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A. Get Signal on to your phone
Get the Signal client on your phone by installing the app. You'll use the Signal app to access Signal services.
Visit https://signal.org/install using a browser on your phone. The browser will take you to:
- Apple's App Store, if you're using an iPhone
- Google's Play Store, if you're using an Android phone