launch anydesk on ubuntu 20 04

Anydesk is an lightweight application allows to connect remote desktop systems. This application is available for the Linux, Windows and macOS operating system. You can use this as an alternative of the Teamviewer, which is also available freely for personal use. Anydesk provides a faster remote connection than any other existing remote desktop application.

This tutorial will help you to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS systems.


You must have:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 system with Desktop
  • System login with sudo privileged account

Step 1 – Setup Anydesk PPA

You can directly download the Anydesk Debian file from the official download page. Alternativly, you can also install Anydesk from the PPA provides by the official team.

First of all, add the repository key to trusted software providers list and then add PPA to your system by running the following commands:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo echo "deb all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list 

Step 2 – Install Anydesk on Ubuntu 20.04

As the PPA has been enabled to your system. You can update the apt cache and install Anydesk on Ubuntu system. To install Anydesk on Ubuntu execute:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install anydesk -y 

This will install Anydesk on your system including all the required dependencies.

Step 3 – Using the AnyDesk

Anydesk required to install on both (local and remote) systems. Once install Anydesk on remote system, connect to the remote system using the ID shows on remote system Anydesk application.

Open Anydesk on your system under applications.

Launch Anydesk on Ubuntu 20.04

You will see the Anydesk ID of your system. Use this ID to connect this system from the remote application.

This will also discover all Anydesk application running in LAN environment. To connect other remote system, input ID of remote system in Remote Desk input box.

Running Anydesk on Ubuntu 20.04


In this tutorial, you have learned about installation of Anydesk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.

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