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
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