Install Discord on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint) - Step by Step Process ?

Discord is a popular multi-platform instant messaging platform designed to create communities and allow voice and video calls, text messaging, and file sharing.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Open Source Software Installation tasks on any Linux Distribution.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Discord on any Linux distribution.

How to Install Discord on Linux System ?

In order to install Discord on your Linux System, you can take the steps outlined below.

1. Install the Snap Daemon 

Here, we will install Discord on Linux with the help of the Snap package manager. To do so, we need to install the Snap daemon on our Linux system first. 

If you already have it installed on your Linux system, then you can skip this step. Otherwise, you need to run this command:

$ sudo apt-get install snapd

Once the Snap daemon is installed on your machine, you can conveniently use it to install Discord on your system.

2. Install Discord 

To install discord on your Linux System, run the following command:

$ sudo snap install discord

This command will take around 10 minutes to complete its execution. Therefore, you will have to wait patiently before you can start using Discord on Linux. The successful installation message in the output of this command indicates that Discord is now installed on your Linux system.

3. Confirm Discord Installation

You can launch Discord from your Linux terminal to verify its installation. All you have to do is to run the command shown below in your terminal:

$ discord

It will take a few minutes for this program to perform a quick update after which you will immediately enter the Discord environment.

How to Uninstall Discord from your Linux System ?

You can also remove Discord from your Linux system as easily as you have installed it simply by running this command in the terminal:

$ sudo snap remove discord

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This article covers the installation procedure of Discord on any Linux Distribution such as Linux Mint 20, Ubuntu 20.04, and Debian 10. Also, we explained a quick method of uninstalling this Discord platform from your Linux system.

You can either uninstall it from the software center or use this command in the terminal:

$ sudo apt remove discord

If you have enabled Snap support on your Linux distribution, you can use the following command to install it:

$ sudo snap install discord

If you want to remove it, you can use the snap command to uninstall it:

$ sudo snap remove discord

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