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Announcing General Availability of Authy Desktop for Linux

Since Google’s announcement that they would discontinue the support of Chrome Apps, the Twilio Authy team has made efforts to continue providing the best 2FA application across all platforms.

As part of our efforts, we launched Authy Desktop for MacOS and Windows as stand-alone applications in 2017. In early 2020, we released a beta version of Authy Desktop for Linux. Since, we have carefully reviewed and made the necessary adjustments based on utilization and feedback, as well as our own testing with the most popular Linux distributions.

Today, we are excited to announce that Authy Desktop for Linux is ready for General Availability. 


The following Linux distributions are supported:

  • Ubuntu 
  • Linux Mint
  • Debian 
  • Manjaro (known text display issues after logging out of Authy)


While other distributions may work, Authy has not been tested on them as of this publication. Head to this page for more information on system requirements. Find more details on installing Authy for Linux on the Authy app page on Snapcraft.



  • Can I install Authy Desktop on more than one computer?
    • Yes. We encourage this because if you lose access to one device, you will have another app to log into your applications. Keep in mind that you may need to enable multi-device on your existing device(s) manually.
  • When using Authy on the desktop, is that considered two-factor authentication?
    • Yes. Two-factor authentication is still valid regardless of whether the second authentication factor comes from your mobile device, tablet, or desktop app. It is important that the second factor is something that only you have.

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