How to Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

AnyDesk is a cross-platform, fast, secure, and intuitive remote desktop support software. This app was founded in Germany in 2014, and its unique remote desktop access software has been downloaded by more than 100 million users worldwide, adding another 5 million every month. AnyDesk is a remote server management tool that provides powerful Linux-based connectivity for smooth and seamless remote access to any computer. AnyDesk can be used comfortably for both individuals, teams, and professional organizations offering remote support to customers.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Download and Install AnyDesk on the Ubuntu system.

Follow the steps as the root user to install Anydesk from the repository:

wget -qO - | apt-key add -

Now add the repository to the sources list:

echo "deb all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

Once complete, you can simply install AnyDesk using APT which also fixes any would be dependency issues:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk

Step 3. Accessing AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04.

After installation, use the Desktop Applications launcher to start AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04:


For more advanced settings, go to the Activities Overview and search for AnyDesk. When it opens, give your AnyDesk address or alternate ID to your partner to connect to your machine or have your partner provide his/her ID so you can connect to them remotely.

That’s all you need to do to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.