Discord is a very well-known digital communication and messaging application mainly used by gamers. This platform is used to create communities and teams and enables a smooth interaction between them. It was launched back in 2015 and since then, this platform has gained a lot of popularity especially within the gaming world. This article will focus on the installation method of Discord on a Linux distribution.
Note: You can use the following method on Linux Mint 20, Ubuntu 20.04, and Debian 10. However, we have used Linux Mint 20 to demonstrate it.
Installation Method of Discord on Linux:
For having Discord installed on Linux, the following steps are to be performed:
Step # 1: Install the Snap Daemon on your Chosen Linux Distribution:
We will be installing 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 execute 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.
Step # 2: Install Discord on your Chosen Linux Distribution:
For installing Discord on your favorite Linux distribution, you should execute 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.
Step # 3: Confirm the Installation of Discord by launching it on your Chosen Linux Distribution:
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:
It will take a few minutes for this program to perform a quick update after which you will immediately enter the Discord environment as shown in the following image:
Removal Method of Discord from Linux:
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
The output of this command indicates that Discord is no longer there on your Linux system as you can see from the following image:
We learned in this article the method to install Discord on a Linux Mint 20 system. We can also implement the same method on a Debian 10 or a Ubuntu 20.04 system. Apart from that, we also shared with you a very quick method of uninstalling this platform from your Linux system.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.