How to Install Discord on Linux

While Discord can be installed on most modern operating systems, the process to install Discord on Linux is a bit more complicated than it is for mobile devices or Windows computers. Even though the majority of modern operating systems use convenient graphical interfaces to install software, Linux-based computers oftentimes require use of the command-line interface to fully install new software applications. In this article we will explore how to install Discord on Ubuntu, Fedora, and CentOS. Please note that the steps in this article will require use of the command-line interface.

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Installing Discord on Ubuntu

The process of installing Discord on Ubuntu is relatively straightforward in comparison to other operating systems. The Discord for Linux package is available in both tar.gz and .deb formats and can be downloaded directly from the Discord website.

  1. In your command line, use wget to download the package with the following command:
    wget -o discord.deb “https://discord.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=deb
  2. Then, install the package using the following command:
    sudo dpkg -i /path/to/file/
    The /path/to/file/ is the folder path to wherever the package was downloaded. 

Installing Discord on Fedora

Discord is packaged in the Canary Fedora repository, so you can easily download and install it using the dnf package manager. 

  1. In command line, use the following command to enable the Canary repository:
    dnf copr enable vishalv/discord-canary
  2. Next, use the following command to install the package:
    dnf install discord-canary

Installing Discord on CentOS 7

To install Discord on CentOS 7, you will first need to install the Snap package manager. 

  1. To install Snap, first ensure that you have enabled the EPEL repository using the following command in your command line:
    sudo yum install epel-release
  2. Once that is done, you can install Snap using the following command:
    sudo yum install snapd
  3. Next, enable Snap using the following command:
    sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
  4. With Snap installed, you can now install Discord using the following command:
    sudo snap install discord

Congratulations, you have now learned how to install Discord on Linux operating systems!

What to Do Next

Continue your Discord experience with these next steps:

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