How To Install Discord on CentOS 8

Install Discord on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Discord on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Discord is a multiplatform application that supports All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers. Discord is absolutely free, secure, and works on both desktop and phone. The platform allows us to create different groups and discuss favorite and popular games and related topics with fellow game enthusiasts. Once a user created a discord account, they will be asked to create the first server, which is like an individual chat room.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Discord on a CentOS 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Discord on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Snap.

Run the following command to install Snap on the CentOS system:

sudo dnf install snapd

Once installed, the systemd a unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 3. Installing Discord on CentOS 8.

To install Discord, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install discord

Step 4. Accessing Discord on CentOS.

You now have access to the Discord app. Open up your software launcher and type Discord into the search.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Discord. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Discord on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Discord website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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