Install Discord on Manjaro Linux - Step by step guide ?

Discord is a popular, free, and web-based communication application. It supports VoIP and instant messaging. Users can communicate with voice calls, video calls, and texts.

The software was initially designed to be used as a gaming platform for mobile games where players can communicate about gaming strategies. But now, Discord is no longer confined to gaming. Over the years, it has evolved to a variety of topics: from anime to cryptocurrency to cyber-security and so much more.

What sets discord apart from other applications is the fact that it allows a variety of chat options.

It brings together the best features of famous and successful applications such as Slack and Skype with an interface that is super easy to use.

Here, you can create your chat rooms that go by the name 'servers' in Discord. These chat rooms can further be divided into channels. These channels are used for discussions. Each channel is given a dedicated topic.

Manjaro is a popular, free, and open-source distribution of Linux that is widely used by beginners as well as experts in Linux. It is a fast and secure operating system that many Linux users use as a daily driver. This OS is an Arch-based distribution. It uses Pacman as its software manager.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how we can install the Discord application on Manjaro Linux System.

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Steps to Install Discord on Manjaro Linux 

1. Install Snapd

To begin, we will install Snapd. It is a software packaging and deployment system designed for Linux-based systems.

Snapd will be installed using the below command with sudo:

$ sudo pacman -S snapd

Sudo will ask you for the password. Enter your password and hit enter.

Once your password is accepted, the downloading will begin.

2. Enable Snapd Socket

Now, we will enable snapd socket by running the following command:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

The Snapd unit manages the snap communication socket.

3. Enable classic snap

Here, web will create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap to enable classic snap support. To do that, run the following command:

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

4. Install Discord

Now we have come to the last step, where we will finally install the Discord application using the following command:

$ sudo snap install discord

The installation will begin after running the command. 

  • Now go to the start menu to confirm the installation.
  • You will see the Discord application. 
  • Now open the application.
  • If needed, it will check for updates and begin updating.
  • After that, you will be able to access the application.
  • Log in to your account and start using it.

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This article covers how to install discord on Manjaro Linux. In fact, With Discord, you can now team up with your gaming buddies and ace those thrilling gaming battles. You can also collaborate here with your colleagues in a work environment.

How to Install Discord via GUI ?

Manjaro Setting Manager offers a convenient way to install discord.

  • Press the Windows button, go to 'All Applications' to select 'Add/Remove Software' to open the GUI.
  • Browse the platform name to install the application.

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