What is Zoom?
ZOOM is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms
This blog will show you how to install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa.
Installing Zoom on Ubuntu
Method 1: Using Console/Terminal Window
Zoom is not an open-source application, and it is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. We’ll install Zoom from their APT repositories.
Perform the following steps as root or user with sudo privileges to install Zoom on your Ubuntu machine:
1. Open your terminal and enter the following wget command to download the latest Zoom deb package:
#! /bin/bash wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb
2. Once the download is complete, install Zoom by running the following command as a user with sudo privileges:
#! /bin/bash sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb
You will be prompted to enter your password.
That’s it. Zoom has been installed, and you can start using it.
Later, when a new version is released, repeat the same steps to update Zoom.
Method 2: (GUI METHOD) Using the Ubuntu Software Center
1. Click on
Activities in Desktop, and in the search bar, type “software” and click on it, as shown in the following snapshot.
2. Select the “zoom-client” option from the list in the search results.
3. Click on the “Install” button, and the Zoom client application will install.
You can go to
Activities and search zoom on Search Box below. Then click on the icon to open the Zoom Application.
Check Zoom Version
Once it is opened, you can check the currently installed version on the bottom of the Application. As you can see below, the current version is
If you want to uninstall Zoom, open your terminal and run the following command:
#! /bin/bash sudo apt remove zoom
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