How to Install Zoom on Linux

How to Install Zoom on Linux

You want a better way for your team to communicate and organise meetings using Linux? This is how to install Zoom on your PC.

Zoom is a popular video conferencing solution. It is a cloud-based application that allows you to organize meetings and teams up in real time to hold group calls and webinars.
Zoom can be accessed via the web using its progressive web app (PWA) or web client. However, it is recommended that you download its desktop client to make quick and easy access.
We will discuss the advantages of the Zoom desktop client over web-based counterparts, and then walk you through how to install it on a Linux computer.
Why should you install the Zoom client?
The Zoom client’s ease-of-use is one of its main advantages, as we have already mentioned. There are many other reasons to choose the desktop client instead of the web client, or the progressive.
Here are a few of these notable benefits:
Ability to schedule meetings.
If you are using a third-party Calendar, it will allow you to view synced dates.
Freedom to view, edit and start scheduled meetings.
Remote control is available for participants in meetings.
Live streaming of meetings.
You can manually modify your status.
Ability to edit, mark as read and delete messages
You can also use encrypted chat.
Capability to send and take screenshots.
Ability to manage channels (create, edit, and invite)
These are only a few of the many benefits of Zoom client. There are many other benefits that you can use in your daily life.
You can install Zoom on Linux in multiple ways, just like other programs. Depending on which distro you are using, the following steps will help you to begin the installation process. You can use both the graphical and command line methods to install most applications on most distros.
How to install Zoom on Ubuntu and Debian
You can use GDebi, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or Linux Mint to install Zoom.
1. Use a graphical installer
Before you begin the installation process, make sure to update your system’s repository using APT:
sudo apt update
Next, use the following command to install GDebi:
sudo apat install gdebi
If you are on Ubuntu, this step can be skipped as GDebi will likely already be installed on your system.

Next, go to the Zoom Download Center and download the Zoom client. To do so, click the dropdown beside Linux Type and select your distro. Then hit download.
Download: Zoom
Double-click the downloaded file to open it in GDebi. To continue the installation, click on the Installation button.
2. Use the Terminal
You can also install Zoom DEB files using the terminal if you don’t wish to download additional utilities. Open the terminal, navigate to the directory you downloaded the file from, and use the and commands .
After you have logged into the directory, execute the following command.

sudo apat install./zoom_amd64.deb
Your case might have a different name for the DEB file. Make sure you specify the correct filename when you issue the command.
Debian-Based Distros: Zoom out
Run this command to remove Zoom from your Linux Debian, Ubuntu or Mint machine:
sudo apt remove zoom
How to install Zoom on Arch Linux and Manjaro
You can also install the Zoom client from Arch-based Linux distros using either GUI or CLI methods. You can choose the method that suits you best based on what you prefer.
1. Use a graphical installer
The Pamac package manager is pre-installed on most Arch-based Linux distros. This will be what you use to install Zoom. Zoom Download Center will guide you through the process. Select Arch Linux to access the list. The browser will begin downloading the TAR file to your computer.

Download: Zoom
Navigate to the folder in which you have downloaded the file from the file manager. Double-click the file to open Pamac. You’ll see a list with all the dependencies installed on your computer, along with Zoom. To proceed, click Apply
2. Use the Terminal
If you prefer a simple installation, you can download and install the TAR archive via Pacman. Open the terminal and navigate the directory containing the TAR file.
Next, enter the following command and hit Enter.
sudo pacman -U zoom_x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Zoom out of Arch-Based Distros
You can uninstall the Zoom client by running:
sudo pacman -Rs zoom
How to install Zoom on Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS or Red Hat
Fedora, Red Hat and CentOS all allow you to install Zoom using both the GUI or CLI. If you are on CentOS or Red Hat you will have to use the terminal to accomplish this task.
1. Use a graphical installer
Zoom can be installed via GUI by visiting the Zoom Download Center. Select Fedora to download the RPM installer file.

Download: Zoom
Double-click the RPM installer and navigate to the download location. To continue, click Install.
2. Use the Terminal
If you are on CentOS/Red Hat, open the terminal to navigate to the directory in which you downloaded the RPM installer.
Next, enter the following command and hit Enter
sudo localinstall zoom_x86_64.rpm
Uninstall Zoom from RHEL-Based Disstros
Simply run the following command to remove Zoom from one of these Linux distros:
sudo yum remove zoom
How to install Zoom on openSUSE
Installing Zoom on openSUSE, just like other Linux distros is easy. You can use either the graphical package manager (or the terminal approach) to do this.
1. Use a graphical installer
You can install Zoom client via the GUI by going to the Zoom Download Center. Select OpenSUSE in the dropdown menu and then download the RPM installer.
Download: Zoom
Next, open the file manager in your system and navigate to the directory that contains the RPM file.
Next, right-click the icon and choose Open with > Install/Remove software. To install Zoom with all its dependencies, click Accept when prompted.

2. Use the Terminal
Open the terminal and navigate directly to the directory that contains the Zoom client file. When prompted, enter the following command.
sudo zypper install zoom_openSUSE_x86_64.rpm
Remove Zoom from openSUSE
Run the following command to uninstall Zoom from openSUSE.
sudo zypper remove zoom
Install Zoom on Linux successfully
This guide will help you install Zoom on Linux. Most likely, there won’t be any dependency issues. In the event that you do encounter any dependency issues, you can always install the dependencies again and try installing the client.
You can explore the five free Zoom alternatives to video conferencing before you commit to one.


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