How to Install Zoom on Linux Mint

Zoom is a widely used video-conferencing application that allows users to communicate and collaborate remotely. Its importance in Linux Mint lies in its ability to provide seamless video conferencing experiences for Linux Mint users.

With Zoom, Linux Mint users can join virtual meetings, conduct online classes, and connect with colleagues and friends from anywhere. Additionally, Zoom offers features like screen sharing, chat functionality, and recording options, enhancing Linux Mint users’ overall communication and collaboration capabilities.

This post will elaborate on the possible methods to install Zoom on Linux Mint. The commands presented in this post apply to all of Linux Mint’s recent releases. However, we will demonstrate the latest LTS of Linux Mint, 21.

How to Install Zoom on Linux Mint?

Zoom-client application for Linux Mint is available through their official website and the Snap store. We will list both methods with the example commands as well.

Method 1: install Zoom on Linux Mint Using the .deb Package

The Debian packages file is released by the official applications contributors for the Debian-based Linux distributions, and Linux Mint is also one of them.

Step 1: Download the .deb Package File

First, navigate to the official Zoom website, choose Mint from the dropdown, and then click on the Download button:

Alternatively, you can use the following command as well:

$ wget

Step 2: Install Zoom

The package will be downloaded into your Downloads folder (if you have clicked the link to download). However, if you have used the command to download the .deb package file, it will be in your terminal’s directory. Locate the package and then use the apt install command with the exact .deb package file name to install it:

$ sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

Note: Instead of apt install, you can also use the traditional “sudo dpkg -i” command to install it. However, it is recommended to use apt always.

Once installed, open the applications menu (or search it from the start menu if you use Cinnamon). The interface of Zoom looks as shown below. You have to either sign in or sign up to start using Zoom.

Method 2: Install Zoom on Linux Mint Using Snap

The Snap store offers many packages for most Linux distributions, including the Linux Mint. First, you must enable the snapd on Linux Mint to install Zoom from it. The detailed steps leading to the installation of the Zoom client are as follows:

Step 1: Install snap

The snap support may be disabled on your Linux Mint (the latest releases after 20). To enable it, first, run the command to move the nosnap file to enable the installation of the snapd:

$ sudo mv /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref ~/Documents/nosnap.backup

Now update the packages list and install the snapd on your system:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install snapd

Step 2: Install Zoom

Once the snap is enabled, use the below-stated command to get Zoom-client on your Linux Mint:

$ sudo snap install zoom-client

Note: If the above installation throws an error, you might need to enable the classic snap support via the command: “sudo snap install core.”

How to Remove Zoom From Linux Mint?

The removal of the Zoom depends on the method you followed for the installation. Let’s have a look at both possible methods:

Remove Zoom Using apt

If you have used the .deb package file to get Zoom, you can use the following apt package manager’s command:

$ sudo apt autoremove zoom

Remove Zoom Using Snap

If the users have installed Zoom via Snap, you can easily remove it via the command:

$ sudo snap remove zoom-client

That’s how you can install and remove Zoom on Linux Mint.

Wrap Up

To install Zoom on Linux Mint, there are two methods discussed: using the .deb package from the official website and installing it via Snap. Both methods offer you the smooth performing Zoom on Linux Mint. However, the recommended installation method depends on personal preference and system configuration. The .deb package method offers a direct download from the official Zoom website, providing familiar installation experience. On the other hand, using Snap offers the advantage of sandboxed application management and simplified updates through the Snap store.

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