Start here https://status.im/build_status/desktop.html
Download the app, then drag to the Applications folder.
App supports gnome-keyring or kwallet keychains (for db encryption key storage).
To have gnome-keyring keychain working install following package:
sudo apt-get install libgnome-keyring0
if required, rename it to be exactly “Status.AppImage” (If you would have another name, app will start fresh without previously stored data).
If you have high-DPI 4K resolution display, you should set
QT_SCALE_FACTOR env vars to work with your display’s DPI and resolution.
To set vars and start the app you can go following way in new Terminal window:
export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 export QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS=2 export QT_SCALE_FACTOR=0.67 $DIR_WITH_STATUS_IM_APPIMAGE$/Status.AppImage
Download the app, run the installer executable and follow the instructions.
Quit Status, download a new release, and drag to Applications
Download new release and make sure it’s named “Status.AppImage” and executable permissions are added to the file (
chmod +x Status.AppImage).
Download the new release, and run new installer as done on initial install.
Linux, and MacOS, and Windows 10 (Windows 7+ support planned).
Yes! Use your Status mobile account, or recover other mnemonic wallet accounts.
Note, that multi-device message and contact sync is currently in development.
Status doesn’t have file support yet, but there are some easy workarounds to share images and files.
For files, Google Drive can be used to host files and provides a public share link.
Check Github issues with the
desktop label for any reported issues. If your issue is new please create a new issue and tag it
It can also be reported in #status in Status chat.
Release builds do not log by default. When enabled logs can be found here:
Status desktop trails the mobile app in development and not all features from mobile are in desktop yet. But let us know what your favourite feature is and we can work to get it included.
In particular, Status Desktop is focused on Chat. Wallet and DApps support will come in the future.