Discord is a cross-platform application that can be used for voice calling, video calling, text messaging, and sharing media and files.
It is extremely popular among gamers and streamers. Although, many open source projects have started using it for hosting their community discussion. You can find official Discord servers for such open source communities.
Discord can be accessed straight from your web browser. Installing the official desktop client gives you system notifications and focused communication rather than fumbling for the Discord tab among multiple opened tabs.
While Discord provides Deb files for Ubuntu, there is no such ready-to-use package for Arch Linux.
Fret not. In this tutorial, I will show you two methods to install Discord on Arch Linux and its derivatives.
- Installing Discord via Pacman (CLI method, valid for all Arch-based distributions)
- Installing Discord via Pamac (GUI method, valid for Manjaro and some other Arch-based distros that use Pamac tool)
Method 1: Installing Discord via pacman command
First, update your system as it is a rolling release distribution and do not support partial upgrades.
Enter the following pacman command in the terminal to update your Arch Linux system.
sudo pacman -Syu
Now you can install Discord package via the following command.
sudo pacman -S discord
Once installed, just launch the application from the application menu and login to start using Discord.