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Install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by step process ?


Discord is a popular application that allows you to communicate using VoIP (Voice over IP), instant messaging, and digital communication with others. Users can communicate using text messages, audio, and video calls, sending images and files within the private chat, or as a part of communities called 'servers'.  In discord, servers are the collection of permanent voice chat room platforms. The Discord platform intended to be designed for video gaming communities but now this application is becoming more popular among non-gamers. The discord application can be installed on almost all Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, LinuxMint, Debian, CentOS 8, and fedora.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Software Installation queries for Linux system.

In this context, we shall look into how to install discord on Ubuntu 20.04 system.


Different ways of installing Discord on Ubuntu 

Discord application can be install on Ubuntu 20.04 system, via different ways.

  • Install Discord by using the official .deb package.
  • Discord installation by using the snap.


1. Steps to Install and Launch Discord via the official .deb package.

i. Install Gdebi Core

The following prerequisites are needed to start the discord installation on Ubuntu 20.04. However, update the apt repository by using the 'sudo apt update' command, and by running the below-given command, install necessary packages:

$ sudo apt install gdebi-core wget

Once the above prerequisites are installed on your system, move to the discord installation.


ii. Download the .deb discord package

Here, download the official 'discord.deb' package from the official discord website or download it directly running the following command:

$ wget -O ~/discord.deb "https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=deb"


iii. Install .deb discord package

Once the 'discord.deb' package is downloaded on your Ubuntu system, install this downloaded package by executing the following 'gdebi' command:

$ sudo gdebi ~/discord.deb


iv. Launch discord application on Ubuntu 20.04

After installing the above package, you can launch or access the discord application on your system. Access the discord application either via the command line window or search 'discord' using the application search bar in the Activities menu.

To start discord using the terminal, type the following command:

$ discord


2. Steps to install and Launch Discord via snap

The simple and easiest method to install discord on Ubuntu 20.04 distribution is by using the snap application. Install discord using the snap by executing the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo snap install discord

It will ask you to enter the password. 


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Conclusion

This article covers the complete discord installation procedure on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux distribution. In fact, Discord has now become the well-known primary voice chat platform among gamers within a very short time period. Its popularity and use are also increasing in non-gamers day by day.

For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Discord website.


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