The pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives and how we interact with people. Thankfully, technology has played an enormous part in helping us stay connected in these tough times. One of the essential pieces of software that gained a lot of traction during the pandemic is Zoom. In this article, let’s look at how you can install Zoom on Linux PC.
Install Zoom On Linux
1. From The Official Website
Installing Zoom on Linux is as easy as installing it on Windows. All you need to do is –
- Download Zoom
Head over to the official Zoom download page by clicking here.
- Select the options
In the Linux Type dropdown menu, select the distribution you’re running, select the OS Architecture (32/64-bit), and the distro version that you’re running.
If you don’t know what distro you have installed, open the settings, and you’ll probably see an About option where you’ll find all the information about the distro.
I’ll download Zoom for Ubuntu as I’m using an Ubuntu-based Linux Distro Pop!_OS.
- Install Zoom
You can easily install Zoom in Linux Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distros, Oracle Linux, CentOS, RedHat, Fedora, and OpenSUSE. All you need to do is download the .deb or .rpm installer and double-click to install.
- Installing Zoom on Arch Linux/Arch-based distros
Download the Zoom binary, open the terminal, and enter the following command.
sudo pacman -U zoom_x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
2. Install Zoom On Linux Using Snap
Zoom can also be installed using Snap. Snap comes pre-installed on almost all the distros, and to check if it’s installed on your Linux PC, just type
and the output will look something like this.
$ snap --version snap 2.48.2 snapd 2.48.2 series 16 pop 20.10 kernel 5.8.0-7630-generic
If you don’t see the above output, you don’t have Snap installed. To install Zoom snap, enter the following command.
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install zoom-client
Wait patiently as snap installations take time.
Voila! Zoom should now be installed on your PC. Open the apps list and fire up Zoom to start using it.
How To Uninstall Zoom?
To uninstall Zoom on Ubuntu/Debian distros, open the terminal, enter the following command, and hit enter.
sudo apt remove zoom
In openSUSE, open the terminal and type this command, and hit enter.
sudo zypper remove zoom
The command to uninstall Zoom on Oracle Linux, CentOS, RedHat, or Fedora is
sudo yum remove zoom
Faced any issues following the above instructions? Let us know in the comments section below.