How To Install Zoom on CentOS 8

Install Zoom on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Zoom on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Zoom is a cross-platform video communication tool that works on Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux systems. With Zoom, you can host webinars, organize online meetings, and create conference rooms.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Zoom client on CentOS 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Zoom on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Zoom on CentOS 8.

By default, Zoom is not available on CentOS 8 base repository. Now we download the latest release of Zoom Client from the official page:

wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_x86_64.rpm

Then, install Zoom Client on CentOS 8 system with dnf the command:

sudo dnf localinstall zoom_x86_64.rpm

Once done, you can check the version of Zoom Client installed on CentOS 8 Desktop with the rpm command:

rpm -qi zoom

Step 3. Accessing Zoom Client on CentOS.

Once the installation is successful, search Zoom in the search bar of the Show Application page. If the following icon appears then Zoom is installed properly. Click on the Zoom icon to open the Zoom application.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Zoom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Zoom client on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Zoom website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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