In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install gdebi-core wget
Step 2. Installing Discord on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Discord using Snap:
sudo snap install discord
- Install Discord from the official package:
Open up your web browser and migrate over to the official Discord website. The site should automatically detect that you’re running Linux and suggest that you download the .deb package:
wget -O ~/discord.deb "https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=deb"
Then, install the downloaded package by using the
sudo gdebi ~/discord.deb
Step 3. Accessing Discord on Ubuntu.
You now have access to the Discord app. Open up your software launcher and type Discord into the search. Click the icon to launch the app when it appears or by executing the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Discord. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Discord on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Discord website.