In this article, you will learn about Anydesk remote accessing software. This will cover how to install Anydesk on a Linux distribution and how to use it.

Anydesk is a platform-independent application that allows you to connect to a computer remotely from anywhere in the world. It is fast, secure, and provides a reliable connection to IT professionals and on the go individuals.

Anydesk is free for personal use and comes with monthly subscription fees for business use with multiple user support. It offers a lot of features apart from the remote control access.

  • File transfer and manager
  • VPN connection
  • Whiteboard
  • Chat functionality
  • Remote print
  • Individual host-server
  • Two factor authentication etc

How to install Anydesk on Linux

You can install Anydesk on any kind of Linux distribution so it doesn’t matter which one you are using.

For Debian/Ubuntu or their derivatives:

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

You can also use the .deb package file to install Anydesk.

Download Anydesk (.deb)

After downloading the file install it using this command.

sudo dpkg -i anydesk.deb

For RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, and derivatives

Download Anydesk (.rpm)

After downloading the .rpm file, you can use the package manger to install it.

sudo dnf localinstall anydesk.rpm

For the repository, use this guide to get the commands.

Install Anydesk from repository

Note: For any other Linux distribution that is not listed on the download page, you can use the generic portable application files to use the Anydesk. You can download that from the download link provided above.

For more, check out the installation guide: Installing applications in Linux | Complete guide

Using the Anydesk on Linux

After the installation, you can simply search it in the application menu and start it from there.

Starting Anydesk on Linux

After starting the application you should see a window like this.

Connecting to a remote computer

In the above screenshot, you can see your desk ID which you can share so that someone can connect to your computer.

Similarly in the remote desk ID column, you can type the ID of a remote computer and click on the connect button to access it remotely.

After clicking the connect button, a request is sent to the remote desk for approval.

Allow-anydesk to remote share the desktop control

When the use allows the request, then you have the remote access to it.

Remotly accessing the computer with anydesk

Watch Video guide on YouTube

Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.


So that’s it on how to install and use Anydesk to remote access a computer on Linux. Let me know what you think about it in the comments and subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then, keep enjoying Linux.