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How to install Zoom in Ubuntu?

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Zoom is a rather popular video conferencing app. It comes with all the features you’d expect from a modern-day conferencing app, including screen sharing and secure meetings, and runs on just about any platform.

In this article, we’re going over how you can install Zoom in Ubuntu. We’ll cover the following three methods.

Also read: How to get gallery view on Zoom?

How to install Zoom in Ubuntu through snap?

Zoom download repositories are available on snap, which means you can download and install the program in just a few commands. 

Step 1: Run an apt update and upgrade to check everything is up to date before you start. 

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
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Step 2: Then run the following command to install the Zoom client on your machine. 

sudo snap install zoom-client

The command will automatically download and install Zoom on your machine. To run the program, type zoom-client in your terminal and hit enter. 

Also read: How to turn off my Camera on Zoom?

How to install Zoom in Ubuntu through apt?

If you’d want to install Zoom through apt instead, you’re first going to have to download the .DEB package file for the client. 

Step 1: Run the following command to download the latest Zoom deb package.


Alternatively, you can download this file from the Zoom Download Center.

Step 2: Run the following apt command to install Zoom.

sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

Once the command has executed successfully, you can run the Zoom client by typing zoom-client in the terminal and pressing enter.

Also read: How to find Zoom Meeting password on PC and Mobile?

How to install Zoom in Ubuntu through the Software Center?

Ubuntu comes in with a built-in Software Center that works in the same manner as Microsoft Store or the Apple App Store. You can download Zoom from here as well. 

Step 1: Search for the Ubuntu Software Center in Activities.

Step 2: Once the program has launched, click the search icon in the top left and search for zoom-client.

Step 3: Click Install to install the client on your machine.

Also read: How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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