How To Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 useror 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04.

The quickest way to install a Zoom client is via the Ubuntu command-line interface. Simply run the commands below:

wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb

Once the download is complete, install Zoom using the following command:

sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

Step 3. Accessing Zoom on Ubuntu.

Once the installation is done, you can launch a zoom from the terminal or from activities.

Install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

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

sudo apt remove zoom

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Zoom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Zoom in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Zoom website.

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