How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 - TechvBlogs

How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04

Zoom is an easy-to-use communication platform that unifies cloud video conferencing, and other features. This blog explains how to install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04.

Suresh Ramani - Author - TechvBlogs
Suresh Ramani

2 years ago

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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

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.

How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 - TechvBlogs

2. Select the “zoom-client” option from the list in the search results.

How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 - TechvBlogs

3. Click on the “Install” button, and the Zoom client application will install.

How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 - TechvBlogs

Launch Zoom

You can go to Activities and search zoom on Search Box below. Then click on the icon to open the Zoom Application.

How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 - TechvBlogs

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 5.9.1 (1380).

How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 - TechvBlogs

Uninstalling Zoom

If you want to uninstall Zoom, open your terminal and run the following command:

#! /bin/bash
sudo apt remove zoom

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