The Official Microsoft Teams App is Now Available for Linux | Ubuntu 18.04

The official Microsoft Teams app is now available for Linux systems, including Ubuntu. This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to download and install it.

Microsoft Teams is communication platform similar to Slack. While Slack has had a Linux client for a while, Teams on the other hand didn’t provide native Linux client until now.

The Microsoft Teams client will be the first Microsoft 365 app that is coming to Linux desktops and will support all of Teams’ core capabilities, including chat, video meetings, file storage and other features.

Finally Linux users should be excited about Linux and Windows working together as equal.

Teams brings users together to collaborate on projects so work can get done as quickly and efficiently as possible… Whether you’re a small or large enterprise, Teams can help your team communicate and collaborate… and these conversations will be available on the desktop, mobile devices and everywhere you have Teams installed…

For more about Teams, visit its homepage…When you’re ready to install Teams for Linux follow the steps below

How to install Teams on Linux

Microsoft provides Teams’ .DEB installer files for Debian and Ubuntu based distributions and .RPM for Red Hat and other Red Hat related based platforms.

You can download these files and install Microsoft Teams by running the files for your operating system..

Should be pretty easy on Ubuntu and others since installing applications Linux these days are pretty intuitive.

To install, go to Teams’ download site below using your favorite web browser in Ubuntu:

https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads#allDevicesSection

Then select Linux DEB 64-bit for Ubuntu systems.

Teams Linux Install

When prompted, choose the save the file

Team Linux Install

After downloading the installer, go to your Downloads folder in your home directory and right-click the downloaded file.

Then select Open With Software Install

Team Linux setup

That will open Ubuntu Software Center.. from there click Install to begin the installation

Ubuntu Teams install

You will be prompted for your password to complete the installation..

When you’re done, Teams should be installed and ready to use…

To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Teams and launch it…

Ubuntu Teams Linux

When it opens, type in your Teams’ email address and password to logon…

Teams Linux Install

That’s it!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Teams for Linux on Ubuntu 18.04..

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2 thoughts on “The Official Microsoft Teams App is Now Available for Linux | Ubuntu 18.04

  1. My camera/webcam is not recognized with this package. When I install the snap package I can run “snap connect teams-for-linux:camera core:camera” and my camera works but the singlesignon does not work.

  2. I have the exact same problem, Teams snap works with camera, the Official Teams one does not. It shows the camera name, but claims it does not work.

    Possibly related: guvcview and VLC can stream from the camera, but cheese does not recognize it. /dev/video0 has the correct permission for video group, and I belong to it. Maybe the Official Teams tries to do it the same way cheese does it …?

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