How to install Zoom Video Conferencing app on Ubuntu 20.04

The award-winning Zoom features video conferencing, Web conferencing, Webinars, Screen sharing, online meetings and group messaging in one easy-to-use application.

If you need to use the amazing Video Conferencing application Zoom on Ubuntu, follow the steps below.

In addition to offering video conferencing with real-time messages and content sharing, Zoom also features:

  • A consistent business experience for all use cases
  • Designed and optimized to work reliably
  • Up to 500 video participants and 10,000 viewers
  • Easy to use and scale
  • Affordable with competitive prices.

How to install the Zoom Video Conferencing app on Linux via Flatpak

To install Zoom on Linux via Flatpak, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open a terminal

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Step 2. Use the command below to install the program via Flatpak. This may take several minutes as Flatpak will download everything you need:

flatpak install –user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/us.zoom.Zoom.flatpakref

Install zoom on ubuntu

Step 3. To update the program, when a new version is available, run the command:

flatpak –user update us.zoom.Zoom

Step 4. To uninstall the program, using the following command on the terminal:

flatpak –user uninstall us.zoom.Zoom

How to install Zoom on Linux via Snap

You can also install the Zoom Video Conferencing app on Linux via Snap by doing the following:

Step 1. Open a terminal

Step 2. Install the stable version of the program by using this command:

sudo snap install zoom-client

Step 3. Then, execute the commands below to give the permissions for the program:

sudo snap connect zoom-client:audio-record

sudo snap connect zoom-client:camera

udo snap connect zoom-client:hardware-observe

sudo snap connect zoom-client:network-manager

sudo snap connect zoom-client:process-control

sudo snap connect zoom-client:system-observe

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Later, if you need to update the program, use:

sudo snap refresh zoom-client

If you need to uninstall Zoom, use the command below:

sudo snap remove zoom-client

Now, you can start the program in the Applications / Dash / Activities menu or any other application launcher in your distro, or type zoom in a terminal, followed by the TAB key.


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Marianne elanotta

As a graduate in communication technologies, Marianne likes to share the latest technological advances in various fields. She likes to program in Java OO and Javascript and prefers to work on Open source operating systems. She likes to play chess and computer games in her spare time along with her 2 kids.

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