How to Install Discord on Ubuntu 24.04

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Discord on Ubuntu 24.04. Discord is an instant messaging and VoIP social platform which allows communication through voice calls, video calls, text messaging, and media and files. Communication can be private or take place in virtual communities called “servers”.

Installing Discord on Ubuntu 24.04

Well, there are different ways in which you can install Discord on Ubuntu:

  1. Install Discord using DEB Binary
  2. Install Discord from Snap store
  3. Install Discord from Flathub

Run System Update

Ensure your system package is up-to-date;

sudo apt update

Install Discord using DEB Binary

Discord provides DEB binary for Debian-based Linux distros that you can install seamlessly on Ubuntu 24.04.

Thus, navigate to the downloads page of Discord and grab the DEB installer for Linux.

You can similarly, just get the link to the latest DEB binary and download using curl or wget command.

curl -L -o discord.deb ""

Once you have a DEB binary downloaded, you can install Discord using the DEB with the command below;

sudo apt install ./discord.deb

If you want to remove it later;

sudo apt remove --purge --auto-remove discord

Install Discord from Snap store

Enable snapd

Snap is already installed and ready for use on Ubuntu 24.04.

Install Discord from Snap store

You can then simply execute the command below to install Discord from snap store.

sudo snap install discord

Confirm after installation;

snap list discord
Name     Version  Rev  Tracking       Publisher      Notes
discord  0.0.43   178  latest/stable  snapcrafters✪  -

To uinstall Discord installed via snap store;

sudo snap remove discord

Install Discord from Flathub

Flathub is a centralized repository of Flatpak apps. Flatpak is a system for building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on Linux.

  • Flatpak installs, manages and runs sandboxed desktop application bundles. Application bundles run partially isolated from the wider system, using containerization techniques such as namespaces to prevent direct access to system resources. Resources from outside the sandbox can be accessed via “portal” services, which are responsible for access control; for example, the Documents portal displays an “Open” dialog outside the sandbox, then allows the application to access only the selected file.
  • Each application uses a specified “runtime”, or set of libraries, which is available as /usr inside its sandbox. This can be used to run application bundles with multiple, potentially incompatible sets of dependencies within the same desktop environment.
  • This package contains the services and executables needed to install and launch sandboxed applications, and the portal services needed to provide limited access to resources outside the sandbox.

Install Flatpak on Ubuntu 24.04

Thus, to install Discord from Flathub, install the Flatpak framework.

sudo apt install flatpak

Enable Flathub repository

Run the command below to enable Flathub repository on Ubuntu 24.04;

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Search for Packages on Flathub

You can use flatpak search <keyword> to search for specific package matching the provided keyword.

flatpak search discord

This command will return any applications matching the search terms. Each search result includes the name of the application, description, app ID, version and the remote repository that the application is in.

Name         Description                                                                                  Application ID              Version        Branch Remotes
discord-scr… A custom discord client that supports streaming with audio on Linux                          …shorsh.discord-screenaudio 1.9.2          stable flathub
Discord      Messaging, voice and video client                                                            com.discordapp.Discord      0.0.43         stable flathub
ArmCord      ArmCord is a custom client designed to enhance your Discord experience while keeping everyt… xyz.armcord.ArmCord         3.2.6          stable flathub
gtkcord4     GTK4 Discord client in Go                                                                    so.libdb.gtkcord4           v0.0.19        stable flathub
Discover Ov… A graphical overlay for Discord voice chat.                                                  …hub.trigg.discover_overlay 0.7.0          stable flathub
Vesktop      Snappier Discord app with Vencord                                                            dev.vencord.Vesktop         1.5.0          stable flathub
QTCord       Lightweight Discord Client                                                                   io.github.mak448a.QTCord    v0.0.9         stable flathub
Datcord      An open-source Discord client that uses Firefox                                              ….github.gamingdoom.Datcord 0.5.1          stable flathub
Ripcord      Alternative desktop chat client for Slack (and Discord)                                      fm.cancel.Ripcord           0.4.29         stable flathub
Tonbrett     Companion App for Discord Soundboard Bot                                                     dev.schlaubi.Tonbrett       1.18.14        stable flathub
Cider        An open source and community oriented Apple Music client                                     sh.cider.Cider              v1.6.2         stable flathub
Alien Arena  Ultra fast paced arena FPS                                                                   org.alienarena.alienarena   7.71.6         stable flathub
Veloren      Veloren is a multiplayer voxel RPG written in Rust. It is inspired by games such as Cube Wo… net.veloren.veloren         0.15.0-nightly stable flathub
Airshipper   Airshipper is the official launcher for Veloren.                                             net.veloren.airshipper      0.10.0         stable flathub
RetroDECK    RetroDECK brings an environment to catalog and play your retro games directly on your Steam… net.retrodeck.retrodeck     0.7.6b         stable flathub
REAL Video … Free and Open Source Video Enhancement Tool                                                  …ntwise.REAL-Video-Enhancer 1.0.7          stable flathub
Resonance    Harmonize your listening experience                                                          ….github.nate_xyz.Resonance 0.1.3          stable flathub
Muezzin      Islamic prayer times application                                                             io.github.dbchoco.muezzin   v2.6.0         stable flathub
Salawat      Islamic prayer times application                                                             io.github.dbchoco.Salawat   v1.3.0         stable flathub
Guilded      Messaging, Voice, and Video Client                                                           gg.guilded.Guilded          1.0.9236953    stable flathub
wger         Fitness/workout, nutrition and weight tracker                                                de.wger.flutter             1.7.0          stable flathub
AuthPass     Password Manager: Keep your passwords safe across all platforms and devices                  app.authpass.AuthPass       1.9.6_1904     stable flathub

Thus, to install official discord app on Ubuntu 24.04 using Flatpak, then execute the command below;

flatpak install flathub com.discordapp.Discord
Note that the directories 


are not in the search path set by the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable, so
applications installed by Flatpak may not appear on your desktop until the
session is restarted.

Looking for matches…
Required runtime for com.discordapp.Discord/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/23.08) found in remote flathub
Do you want to install it? [Y/n]: y

com.discordapp.Discord permissions:
    ipc                     network        pulseaudio       x11       devices       file access [1]       dbus access [2]
    bus ownership [3]       tags [4]

    [1] xdg-download, xdg-pictures:ro, xdg-videos:ro
    [2] com.canonical.AppMenu.Registrar, com.canonical.Unity, com.canonical.indicator.application, org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver, org.kde.StatusNotifierWatcher
    [3] org.kde.*
    [4] proprietary

        ID                                             Branch                 Op            Remote             Download
 1. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default            23.08                  i             flathub            162.0 MB / 162.3 MB
 2. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default            23.08-extra            i             flathub             17.9 MB / 162.3 MB
 3. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.Locale                23.08                  i             flathub             17.9 kB / 359.9 MB
 4. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264              2.2.0                  i             flathub            886.7 kB / 944.3 kB
 5. [✓] org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Yaru                         3.22                   i             flathub            139.3 kB / 191.5 kB
 6. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform                       23.08                  i             flathub            175.9 MB / 225.6 MB
 7. [✓] com.discordapp.Discord                         stable                 i             flathub             98.5 MB / 101.7 MB

Installation complete.

To list the applications and runtimes you have installed, run:

flatpak list
Name           Application ID                Version  Branch      Installation
Discord Inc.   com.discordapp.Discord        0.0.43   stable      system
Freedesktop P… org.freedesktop.Platform      23.08.11 23.08       system
Mesa           …edesktop.Platform.GL.default 23.3.4   23.08       system
Mesa (Extra)   …edesktop.Platform.GL.default 23.3.4   23.08-extra system
openh264       …reedesktop.Platform.openh264 2.1.0    2.2.0       system
Yaru Gtk Theme org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Yaru                 3.22        system

If you want to uninstall Discord app installed using Flatpak, simply execute;

flatpak uninstall com.discordapp.Discord

Running Discord on Ubuntu 24.04

You can launch Discord from applications menu on the desktop or from command line.

Launch Discord from Applications Menu

Open applications menu and type discord and press ENTER to launch discord.

Launch Discord from command Line

If you installed Discord using apt/dpkg commands, then run the command below on command line;


If you installed discord from Snap store, launch it as follows from command line;


If you installed discord from Flathub, then launch it as follows;

flatpak run <discord-app-ID>


flatpak run com.discordapp.Discord

Login to Discord App

You can now login to your discord account!

And that concludes our guide on how to install Discord app on Ubuntu 24.04.


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