Status Docs

Due to the app being still in Beta, some manual steps are required to install or upgrade the App.

MacOS

  • Download the Status DMG file.
  • If you are upgrading from a previous version:
    • Open Finder and in the menu bar click Go.
    • Select Go To Folder..., type or paste ~/Library/Application Support/Status and then press Return.
    • Backup this Status folder somewhere else if you need it then delete it.
  • Open the downloaded .dmg file and copy Status.app to the Applications folder. If prompted, click Replace to overwrite a previous version.
  • When opening the newly copied app for the first time: control+click -> Open -> OK then control+click -> Open -> Open.

Linux

  • Download the Status AppImage file.
  • If you are upgrading from a previous version, backup the ~/.config/Status directory somewhere else if you need it then delete it.
  • Make the downloaded .AppImage file executable: chmod +x StatusIm-Desktop*.AppImage.

Windows

  • Download the Status ZIP file.
  • If you are upgrading from a previous version:
    • Press the Start button and select Run (or press the Windows Key + R), type or paste %LOCALAPPDATA%\Status and then press Enter.
    • Backup this Status folder somewhere else if you need it then delete it.
  • Extract contents of the downloaded .zip file and copy the extracted Status folder to your preferred location.
  • When opening Status.exe, if a dialog reports “Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting” then you will need to partially disable SmartScreen:
    • Press the Start button (or press the Windows Key), type or paste Windows Security and then press Enter.
    • Open the App & browser control panel and toggle off Check apps and files.
  • When opening Status.exe, if a dialog warns “The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?” you can press the Run button to safely proceed. You may be prompted twice. This warning is expected for beta releases of the Status Desktop app for Windows.
  • When opening Status.exe, if a dialog reports a missing DLL then you will need to run bin\vc_redist.x64.exe inside the extracted Status folder to install the missing Microsoft component. This is usually necessary only for older versions of Windows.
Last update: 2021-04-17