How to Install Discord on Ubuntu

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04 LTS.

Discord is a VOIP and instant messaging platform for communities. Users and friends in communities can communicate via voice calls, videos, instant messages privately and easily.

Discord started as a place for gamers. However, it is increasingly popular among non gaming communities.

Whether you’re part of a private club, gaming group, art and design community, or just want to create a small group for handful of friends to communicate privately, Discord makes it easy to do something like that.

To get started with installing Discord in Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

There are multiple ways to install Discord in Ubuntu. We’ll list two of the most popular methods below to use to install Discord in Ubuntu.

Option 1: Install Discord via DEB Package

While other options for installing Discord might good for some, installing it from its official DEB package is a straightforward way to do it.

At the time of this writing, the latest version of Discord for Linux is 0.0.13.

Run the commands below to download that version.

sudo apt update
cd /tmp
wget -O discord.deb "

After downloading, run the commands below to install.

sudo apt install ./discord.deb

After installing, simply go to the Activities Overview –> Dashboard and search for Discord, then launch it.

Option 2: Install Discord via Snap

Anther way to install Discord is via Snap package management. Snaps are containerized software packages that are simple to create and install.

Snap applications are packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build which allow them to update automatically and roll back gracefully.

If the first option above isn’t working for you, run the commands below to install Discord via Snap.

sudo snap install discord

Again, after installing, go to the Activities Overview –> Dashboard and search for Discord, then select and launch it.

That should do it!


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