How to install AnyDesk in Ubuntu?

AnyDesk is cross-platform, proprietary software used for remote control, file sharing between two computers. It is widely used for the maintenance of computers and other devices remotely by sharing their screens over the internet.

It is used by individuals as well as professional organizations to offer remote support to their customers.

In this article, we will discuss how to install and use AnyDesk on Ubuntu.


To follow this guide you should have the following –

  • Access to a user account with superuser privileges
  • Good internet connection to download package and connect the system with a remote device

How to install AnyDesk in Ubuntu

There are different ways to install AnyDesk in a Ubuntu system. You can use one of the given methods to install it on your system.

Method 1: Installing AnyDesk from the official repository

First, import the AnyDesk repository key –

wget -qO - | apt-key add -

Next, add the repository to the repository list on your system –

echo "deb all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

Refresh the apt package database –

sudo apt update

Finally, use the given command to install the AnyDesk on your system –

apt install anydesk

Type y and then press the Enter if it asks you for your confirmation.

Method 2: Install AnyDesk using Deb file

Go to the official download page of AnyDesk click on the link as highlighted in the image below to download the Anydesk deb file.

download anydesk deb

Once the file is downloaded move to the download location on your system –

cd Downloads

use the following command to install it on your system.

sudo apt install ./anydesk_6.1.1-1_amd64.deb

When prompted for confirmation type y and then enter to continue the installation.

Launch the AnyDesk application

To start AnyDesk on your system first go to the activities dashboard and then search for AnyDesk when you see its icon as given in the image below click on it to open the application.

install anydesk

The AnyDesk user interface will look something as given in the image below.

Anydesk interface

Now you can share your AnyDesk ID with your friend OR you can enter your friend’s AnyDesk ID to connect with his system.


You have successfully set up AnyDesk on your Ubuntu system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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