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How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu

Zoom is a popular video conferencing tool used by many businesses around the world. It allows you to host virtual meetings, webinars, communicate & collaborate effectively. Although most people use Zoom on Windows & Mac, it is also available on Linux. In this article, we will look at how to install Zoom in Ubuntu. You can use these steps for any Debian based Linux system.


How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu

Since Zoom is not open-source, it is not present in Ubuntu repositories. However, it is present in APT repositories. Here are the steps to install Zoom in Ubuntu. You need to be logged in as root user or a user with sudo privileges to be able to run the following commands. We will look at installation steps via both command line interface and graphical user interface.


Method 1: Command Line Interface

1. Download Zoom package

Open terminal and run the following command to download Zoom package using wget command.

$ sudo wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb


2. Install Zoom

Install Zoom using the following command.

$ sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

You may be prompted to enter password. That’s it. Zoom is installed on your system. Repeat the following steps to update Zoom in future, if required.


Method 2 : Graphical User Interface (GUI)

1. Open Software Center

Open Software Center by clicking activities on Desktop and in search bar, type ‘software’. Click on it to open software center.

2. Search for Zoom

In Ubuntu Software Center, type zoom in search bar and click on it as shown below.

3. Install Zoom

Click Install button, and the zoom client will install.

Launch Zoom

You can easily launch zoom by opening terminal and typing ‘zoom’. You may also start it by going to Applications -> Internet -> zoom

You will see the following screen where you can sign in with your zoom account to start or attend video conference.


Uninstall Zoom

Open terminal and run the following command to uninstall Zoom.

$ sudo apt remove zoom

In this article, we have learnt how to install zoom in Ubuntu system.

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