How to install AnyDesk Linux Remote Access on Ubuntu

AnyDesk is a proprietary remote desktop software for Windows, Linux, MacOS, freeBSD, Raspberry pi, chrome OS, Android and iOS. It is free for evaluation and personal use and also comes in paid plans. You can use AnyDesk as remote support and monitoring application. It is using home build DeskRT codec to transfers image data between computers even with bandwidths as low as 100 kB/sec with 60 fps on local networks.



Anydesk using the TLS 1.2 and RSA 2048 asymmetric key exchange encryption for connection. It also providing File transfer and remote printing features.

Install AnyDesk Remote Desktop on Ubuntu Linux

AnyDesk is available as native .deb and Flatpak package file formats. You can install it via your terminal application.

Download AnyDesk

Install AnyDesk via DeB:

Download AnyDesk from above link. Select Debian/Ubuntu/Mint option and Click the Download Now button and save it in your Downloads folder.

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In terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands one by one. Here “anydesk_6.0.1-1_amd64.deb” is the downloads file name. You can change below commands based on your downloaded file name.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i anydesk_6.0.1-1_amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f

You can open it from all applications menu.

AnyDesk Settingsw

Install AnyDesk via Flatpak:

Install flatpak on ubuntu

If you don’t have flatpak and flathub installed on your system follow above “install flatpak on ubuntu” link and install it on your system. Also restart after install. If already installed just skip above and in terminal run below AnyDesk flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub com.anydesk.Anydesk

You can run AnyDesk flatpak via below command.

flatpak run com.anydesk.Anydesk

Just ask your partner’s AnyDesk ID and connect.

That’s it.

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