Discord can be installed on Ubuntu in multiple ways, all of which are easy to perform. It’ll work smoothly for a while too, which is great. The problem starts when you need to update Discord.
Depending on which method you used for the installation, you may need to repeat the entire process whenever an update is released. For instance, if you installed Discord using a tarball, removing and reinstalling it time and again can be a real hassle.
So, we’ll cover Discord installation methods that’ll cause minimal maintenance headaches in the long run in this article.
Install Discord From Snapstore
The easiest way to install Discord is using snap.
sudo snap install discord
Alternatively, you can also install the Discord snap package from the Ubuntu Software app.
- Launch the Ubuntu Software app from the dock.
- Search ‘Discord’ and click on Install.
- Enter your password to authenticate.
- You can launch Discord from the Applications menu after the installation completes.
Snap is very convenient in terms of package management as the packages periodically auto-update. But if you ever need to manually update Discord, you can use
sudo snap refresh discord
And if you need to uninstall Discord, you can use
sudo snap remove discord
Install Discord Using Deb Package
You can also install Discord using the official deb package.
- Download the deb package from Discord’s download page.
- Right-click the downloaded file and select Open With Another Application.
- Select Software Install and press the Select button.
- Click on Install and enter your password for authentication.
- Launch Discord from the Applications menu afterward.
As mentioned earlier, one downside to this method is that you’ll need to repeat this process when an update is available. Download the updated package as prompted by Discord and use the commands shown below to get this done quickly.
Remove the current Discord installation with
sudo apt remove -y discord
Replace the downloaded file’s path and install the new Discord version with
sudo apt install /path/to/discord.deb
sudo apt install /home/anup/Downloads/discord-0.0.25.deb