Zoom is most popular communication platform now a days. It provides cloud video conferencing with the real-time messaging and content sharing over the internet. With the help of Zoom, you can organize webinars, online meetings, and create conference rooms. This tutorial explains how to install Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Using Zoom application the guest user doesn’t have to sign in to join meetings. To start a new meetings and other action you would required to login to application. You can create an account at zoom.us
Installing Zoom on Ubuntu
Zoom is not available in default Ubuntu repositories. We need to install it from Zoom official APT repositories.
Follow the below steps as root or user with sudo privileges to install Zoom on Ubuntu system.
1. Download the latest zoom deb package using wget command:
2. After completion of download, run the below command to install
sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb
It will prompt you to enter password.
At this state, Zoom is installed on your system and ready to use. After that, when a new version is released, to update Zoom, repeat the same steps.
Start Zoom Application
You can launch the Zoom application from
Applications -> Internet -> zoom or type
zoom to the command line. It will show the window as following once you launch first time.
Now sign in with your zoom account and you will get options to Join meeting, new meeting, schedule or share screen.
To join a meeting you must have meeting id. Click on
Join a Meeting button, enter meeting ID and your name to connect meeting. Meeting ID can be get from the host of meeting.
If you want to uninstall Zoom, open your terminal and run the following command:
sudo apt remove zoom
This tutorial shown you how to install Zoom on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
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