AnyDesk is a popular and lightweight application that allows you to connect remote desktop systems. We can say this is an alternative of TeamViewer and also available for cross-platform like Windows and macOS. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 system.
You must logged in with root or user with sudo privileges.
Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu
AnyDesk installation on Ubuntu system is an easy process. Perform the following steps to install AnyDesk on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Step 1 – Update Ubuntu System
First of make sure your system is updated. Run the following commands to udpate the system:
sudo apt update
sudo apt -y upgrade
Step 2 – Add AnyDesk repository
You can directly download the AnyDesk Debian file from the official download page. Alternatively, you can also install AnyDesk from the PPA provides by the official team. To import AnyDesk GPG key and add to trusted software providers list, you would run:
wget -qO - https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -
After that, add PPA to your system by running the following command:
sudo echo "deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list
Step 3 – Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu
Update the apt cache and install Anydesk on Ubuntu system. Run the below command to install Anydesk on Ubuntu:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk -y
It will also install the all the required dependencies.
Step 4 – Launch AnyDesk
To make remote connection both the system have installed AnyDesk. To open AnyDesk on Ubuntu, click on Activities and type AnyDesk in search box and click on the AnyDesk launcher icon.
Alternatively, you can launch the AnyDesk using command-line, open your terminal and type
anydesk and hit
Enter. It will show window as following:
AnyDesk is the popular remote desktop tool and use as alternate option of TeamViewer. You successfully learned how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 systems.
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