Install Zoom for Linux Client on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 / 18.04

Zoom is a cross-platform video communication tool that works on Windows, Mac, Android and Linux systems… It allows users to schedule and join meetings, video webinar and provide remote technical support… This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Zoom for Linux client on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 desktops.

The Client works on Ubuntu, Fedora, and many other Linux distributions and it’s easy to install and use… The client is not an opensource software… however, if you’re going to be participating on Zoom conference call or scheduling a Zoom meeting, then you will want to install the tool..

Zoom solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

When you’re ready, continue below:

Follow the steps below to get Zoom for Linux install

To install Zoom using its DEB package, simply go to this link below and select the version for Ubuntu systems… 64-bit should be good if your system supports it.. Then download it to your desktop (usually to the Downlaods foldero of your Home directory).

https://zoom.us/download?os=linux

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Download and save the file to your desktop… usually in the ~/Downloads folder of your Home directory.

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After downloading, navigate to your Downloads folder in your Home directory, then right-click the downloaded file and select Open With Software Install

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When Ubuntu Software opens, click Install to begin the installation.

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That should prompt you to type and confirm your password before the installation can continue… When you’re done, Zoom should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Zoom and launch it.

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That’s it!

This is how one installs Zoom for Linux on Ubuntu 16.06 / 17.10 and 18.04 desktop… Now you simply sign in with your account credentials or click the button to join a meeting…

~Enjoy!

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