How to Install Anydesk on Ubuntu 21.04

In this tutorial guide we are going to learn how to install Anydesk on Ubuntu 21.04.

Anydesk is a closed source remote desktop application, it provides platform independent remote access to personal computers and other devices running the host application. It is both suitable for personal use and company wise.

Why Anydesk?

  • Anydesk is well known for superior security. It uses military grade TLS technology to ensure your device is not accessed from unauthorized sources. Anydesk encrypt every connection with Asymmetric RSA 2048 key exchange. They use salted password Hashing to protect passwords.
  • Anydesk runs on all operating system platforms without any extra cost. This is enough reason for its popularity
  • Andesk has superior performance when it comes to remote connection. Anydesk has what we call DeskRT codec which help communication while having low latency or low bandwidth.

Let us now begin the installation of Anydesk

1. Update Ubuntu Repository

First we must ensure that our system is up to date.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade -y

2. Add Anydesk Repository GPG key

Add GPG key to your Ubuntu system with the following command:

$ wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Now you can add the repository to the sources list.

$ echo "deb all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

Install Anydesk on Ubuntu 21.04

Lastly we can install Anydesk but first we need to update our repository again for changes to take effect.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install anydesk -y

After the installation is complete, you can launch Anydesk with the following command.

$ anydesk

To connect to the remote desk, what you have to do is for the other party to start Anydesk and copy the ID. Insert the ID into remote desk option and click enter. You will be prompted with the second screen where you can now do all the stuff you want to do.


Congratulations, you have installed Anydesk on Ubuntu 21.04, Go ahead and practice until you are familiar. It is the best remote access tool.

About Kipkoech Sang

I am a technology enthusiast who loves to share gained knowledge through offering daily tips as a way of empowering others. I am fan of Linux and all other things open source.
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