How To Install Zoom On Linux?

The easiest way to install Zoom on Linux


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 –

  1. Download Zoom

    Head over to the official Zoom download page by clicking here.zoom download page - Install Zoom on Linux

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

snap --version

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.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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