Zoom video conferencing software – How to install Zoom on Ubuntu

Zoom is a video calling, video conferencing, web conferencing, online video meeting , screen sharing and group messaging application for Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS. It also comes with Google Chrome or Firefox extension to start and schedule Zoom meeting from your browser. The free plan comes with 100 participants with 40 mins limit, unlimited 1 to 1 and unlimited meetings.

Install Zoom on Ubuntu:

Zoom software available as a native .deb file package for Ubuntu. Go to the below Zoom download page and choose Ubuntu from the drop down linux type. Then select your OS architecture and click the Download button. Save the downloaded zoom .deb file in your Downloads folder.

Download Zoom

Or you can directly download files from below links.

Zoom 64-bit for Ubuntu:

Zoom 32-bit for Ubuntu:

Open your terminal console app (ctrl+alt+t) and navigate to your Downloads folder.

cd Downloads

Then run this installation command. If needed enter your user password.

sudo dpkg -i zoom_amd64.deb

For me the downloaded file name is “zoom_amd64.deb” for 64-bit OS. You can change below commands based on your file name.

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Then run this command to install all missing dependencies.

sudo apt-get install -f

Then open zoom from application menu or Ubuntu dock or from terminal by using this command.

zoom

Install Zoom via Flatpak:

You can also install zoom client via flatpak and flathub. For that you need to install and setup flatpak and flathub  on your system first. please follow this link for the installation and setup.

How to install flatpak on ubuntu

Then run this command to install zoom via flatpak on Ubuntu

flatpak install flathub us.zoom.Zoom

then you run this zoom client via below command.

flatpak run us.zoom.Zoom

Install Zoom via snap:

Also one unofficial re-pack of the deb package as snap is available on snap store. You can install this via

sudo snap install zoom-client

but this is not recommended.

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2 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    what about the snap?

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