How to Install AnyDesk in Ubuntu


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AnyDesk is remote desktop software that allows users to connect to a remote computer and access its desktop, files and applications from anywhere.

AnyDesk uses a proprietary DeskRT codec to transmit data between the remote computer and the local computer. This codec is designed to provide high-quality video and audio streaming with low latency, making it suitable for tasks that require real-time collaboration, such as remote support, online meetings and file sharing.

Why use AnyDesk?

There are many reasons to use AnyDesk. Here are some key benefits –

Remote Support

AnyDesk is an excellent tool for remote support for clients or colleagues. With AnyDesk, you can connect to a remote computer and troubleshoot issues, install software, and perform other tasks. This is as if you were sitting in front of the computer.

Online Meetings

AnyDesk allows you to host online meetings with colleagues or clients, share your screen, and collaborate on documents and projects in real-time.

File Sharing

AnyDesk allows you to transfer files between the local computer and the remote computer, making it easy to share documents and other files with colleagues or clients.

Cross-platform support

AnyDesk is available for multiple platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, making it a versatile tool for remote collaboration.

Installing AnyDesk on Ubuntu is a simple process that can be completed in a few steps. In this tutorial, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or later.

Step 1: Update Your System

Before we begin, it is important to ensure your system is up to date. This will ensure the latest security patches and software updates. To update your system, open the terminal by pressing “Ctrl+Alt+T” on your keyboard and enter the following command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

This command will update your system and install any available software updates.

Step 2: Download AnyDesk Package

Next download the AnyDesk package from the official website.

Download AnyDesk

Download AnyDesk

On this page, you will see download options for different Linux distributions. Click on the “Download” button next to the Ubuntu option. If you’re like me who’s using distro beside Ubuntu, click the approperiate link to download the package.

Step 3: Install AnyDesk Package

Once the download is complete, open the terminal and navigate to the directory where the AnyDesk package is downloaded. To install the package, run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i anydesk_6.2.1-1_amd64.deb

This command will install the AnyDesk package on your system.

Note: By the time you read this article, AnyDesk may have released a newer version. So replace the package name in the above command with the version you downloaded.

Depending on your Linux distribution, you may have to use another package manager.

Step 4: Start AnyDesk

To start AnyDesk, you can either use the command line interface or the graphical user interface. To start AnyDesk from the command line, enter the following command:


This will start AnyDesk and open the graphical user interface.

Alternatively, you can search for AnyDesk in the applications menu and click on it to start the program.

Step 5: Connect to Remote Desktop

Once AnyDesk is running, you can connect to a remote desktop. To do this, you will need the remote computer’s AnyDesk ID. Ask the remote computer owner for their AnyDesk ID.

In the AnyDesk interface, enter the AnyDesk ID of the remote computer in the “Remote Desk” field and click on the “Connect” button.


In this tutorial, we have covered the steps required to install and use AnyDesk on Ubuntu. Following these steps, you should be able to easily install and use AnyDesk on your Ubuntu system. If you encounter any issues during the installation process, please refer to the official AnyDesk documentation for further assistance.

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