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Install Element Desktop on Linux#

We recommend using the package manager of your System to install Element Desktop. The following commands will install element desktop. You can enter them on the command line.

Debian/Ubuntu#

sudo apt install -y wget apt-transport-https
sudo wget -O /usr/share/keyrings/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg https://packages.riot.im/debian/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg] https://packages.riot.im/debian/ default main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/riot-im.list
sudo apt update

sudo apt install element-desktop

Fedora#

sudo dnf install -y dnf-plugins-core distribution-gpg-keys
sudo dnf copr enable taw/element
sudo dnf install -y element --refresh

Arch Linux#

sudo pacman -Sy element-desktop

NixOS#

nix-env -iA nixos.element-desktop

macOS homebrew#

brew install element