Zoom is the most popular and secure video conferencing platform. It allows you to set up one-to-one or team virtual meetings, calls, webinars, live chats, and online events. Zoom desktop client is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. This post covers installing Zoom on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
There are following two methods to install Zoom on Ubuntu:
- Installing Zoom through GDebi
- Installing Zoom as a Snap
This post is written for a non-root user. For the commands that require administrative privileges, you can prefix them with sudo.
Method#1 Installing Zoom through GDebi (GUI)
The first method we are going to cover uses a deb file to install the Zoom client on Ubuntu. We will be using the Gdebi package installer to install the deb file. Complete the below steps in order to install Zoom on your Ubuntu system:
1. From the Terminal, use the below command to install GDebi:
$ sudo apt install gdebi
2. Head over to the Zoom Downloads page and download the Zoom client deb package. Make sure you grab the right package for your distribution like Ubuntu in our case. It will download the deb package into your Downloads directory.
3. Now we will install the Zoom deb package with GDebi. To do so, right-click the deb installer and then choose the option Open With Other Application.
Then choose GDebi Package Installer to install the deb file with GDebi and click Select.
This will launch the installer in the GDebi window. Click Install Package to install Zoom.
Provide your password to authenticate. The installer will then run and once it’s completed, all you need to do is to launch Zoom and log in to your Zoom account or create a new one.
Method #2 Installing Zoom as a Snap (Command Line)
The second method we are going to cover installs Zoom as a snap on Ubuntu. Complete the below steps in order to install Zoom on your Ubuntu system:
1. From the Terminal, run the below command to update your Ubuntu system repositories:
$ sudo apt update
2. Install snapd if you don’t already have it in your system. Otherwise, you can skip this step.
$ sudo apt install snapd
Once it is installed, move to the next step to install the Zoom client.
3. Run the below command to install the Zoom client as a snap:
$ sudo snap install zoom-client
The install process will now begin and once it is completed, all you need to do is to launch Zoom and log in to your Zoom account or create a new one.
After you have successfully installed Zoom application, you are ready to get started. You can open the Skype application from the start menu like any other system application.
Press the super key to open the text area at top and type zoom in it. After typing, you will see the Zoom application icon underneath. Click the icon to launch Zoom.
You can also uninstall the Zoom application when you no longer need it in order to save the disk space. Based on how you installed Zoom on your system, choose from one of the below methods to uninstall Zoom from your system:
If you had installed Zoom on your system through the GDebi installer, you can uninstall it using the below command:
$ sudo apt remove zoom
$ sudo dpkg -r zoom
If you had installed Zoom on your system as a snap package, you can uninstall it using the below command:
$ sudo snap remove zoom-client
That’s all there is to it! Using either the GUI or the command line methods shared above, you can easily install the Zoom client on your Ubuntu system. This post also covers the method to uninstall Zoom from Ubuntu if you do not want to use the app any longer. In case of any queries, leave the comments in the comments section below.