In a relatively short time, Discord has become the favorite chat solution among gamers. That’s a fairly good thing. It’s easy to use and well supported across all platforms. Well, not quite. If you go to the Discord website at the time of writing this, there is one glaring omission from Discord’s list of available clients, Linux.
- Nick Congleton
However, the Discord developers do plan on supporting Linux and have even released an experimental ‘canary’ version that you can install and use now. It’s definitely not perfect, but it does work fairly well, and, if you’re a gamer, why miss out?
Debian/UbuntuThe Discord ‘canary’ release has actually been packaged for Debian based distributions. Users of Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, or any of their derivatives should have no problem simply downloading the package and installing it. First, pull the
.debfrom the Discord website.
$ wget -O discord.deb https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=debOnce it’s done downloading, just install it with
$ sudo dpkg -i /path/to/discord.debThat’s it! You should be able to open up and use Discord. Plus, since it’ a Debian package, it should be easy to upgrade to future releases.