Zoom Meetings is a proprietary video teleconferencing software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan allows up to 100 concurrent participants, with a 40-minute time restriction. Users have the option to upgrade by subscribing to a paid plan.
In this guide we are going to explore how to install Zoom Client on Ubuntu and Debian derivatives like Debian, Kubuntu and Elementary or Linux Mint.
You can easily download Zoom on your PC to start video conferencing with your colleagues and friends around the world. Zoom offers remote conferencing services including video calls, online meetings, and collaborative tasks. Zoom is free to use but does offer paid subscriptions which offer additional features.
To follow along this guide, ensure you have the following:
- Ubuntu 20.04 or Debian based server
- Access to the internet
- Basic knowledge of Terminal usage in Linux
Table of content
- Upgrading OS
- Downloading the installation package
- Installing zoom
Ensure that you have the latest packages in your system. Use these commands to ensure yor system is updated:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade -y
Downloading the installation package
The zoom software is not found in the Ubuntu packages repositories. Zoom provides a binary package that can be downloaded from its website and installed.
Head over to the zoom download page here and click download
Or use the cmd to download:
$ curl -LO https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0 100 53.1M 100 53.1M 0 0 60.5M 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 116M
After downloading the package, locate the directory where the package was downloaded and type this command to install zoom:
sudo apt -y install ./zoom_amd64.deb
Wait for the installation to complete.
Confirm that zoom is installed using this command:
$ apt policy zoom zoom: Installed: 22.214.171.124 Candidate: 126.96.36.199 Version table: *** 188.8.131.52 100 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
You can now launch zoom using the command
zoom either in the terminal or in the launcher.
Use this command to uninstall zoom if you no longer neeed it.
sudo apt remove -y zoom
We have gone through the steps needed to install the Zoom client software in this guide.