How to Install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Discord 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.

Discord is a text/voice and video chat client for gamers that’s quickly rising in popularity. Recently, this system announced Linux aid meaning you may now use the popular chat client on any Linux distribution.

Install Discord 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
sudo apt install gdebi-core wget

Step 2. Install Discord on the Ubuntu system.

  • Install Discord from the official website:

Now download the official Discord Debian package:

wget -O ~/discord.deb "https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=deb"

Once downloaded, use gdebi a command to install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04. When prompted answer y:

sudo gdebi ~/discord.deb
  • Install Discord using Snap store.
sudo apt install snapd

Once you’ve got Snapd installed, run the following command to install Discord:

sudo snap install discord

Step 3. Accessing Discord on Ubuntu Linux.

Start Discord either by searching for the application name in the Activities menu or by executing the following command:

discord

You can update Discord in the future just by using the app. The client automatically checks for and downloads any updates, and prompts you to restart the app when an update is ready to install.

That’s all you need to do to install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the Discord, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.