How to install Microsoft Teams Linux on Ubuntu and CentOS

How to install Microsoft Teams Linux on Ubuntu and CentOS

Microsoft Teams is a communication platform for chat, calling, meetings and collaboration. Generally, it is used by companies and individuals working on projects. Microsoft Teams is only available for macOS and Windows operating systems, while official Teams applications are not available for Linux-based operating systems.

Even in public preview, Teams for Linux is an unofficial Microsoft Teams client based on the Linux operating system. Currently, Microsoft Teams Linux is supported on CentOS 8, RHEL 8, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Fedora 30 operating systems.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microsoft Teams Linux on CentOS 8 and Ubuntu 18.04 desktops.

Install Microsoft Teams Linux on CentOS 8

By default, the Microsoft Teams Linux package is not available in the CentOS 8 default repository. You will need to download the RPM package. You can download it using:

cd /tmpwget https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teams/teams-1.2.00.32451-1.x86_64.rpm

After downloading the package, use the following command to install the downloaded package:

dnf install teams-1.2.00.32451-1.x86_64.rpm

After the installation is complete, you can start it as follows:

Sign in

Microsoft Teams login

enter password

Now provide the email ID and password you used to create your Microsoft account and click Sign in Button. After logging in, you should see the following screen:

Welcome to the team

Select your team and click carry on Button. You should see the Microsoft Teams dashboard in the following screens:

Microsoft Team Dashboard

Here you can chat, meet and call with other users.

Microsoft works with Linux on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

By default, the Microsoft Teams package is not available in the Ubuntu 18.04 default repository. You need to download the Debian package from its official website.

Run the following command to download the Microsoft Teams package:

cd /tmpwget https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams/pool/main/t/teams/teams_1.2.00.32451_amd64.deb

After downloading the package, you can install it using the following command:

dpkg -i teams_1.2.00.32451_amd64.deb

After the installation is complete, you can see the installed applications in the Unity dash as shown below:

Team icon

Remove Microsoft Team

To remove Microsoft Teams Linux from CentOS 8, run the following command:

dnf remove teams

To remove Microsoft Teams Linux from Ubuntu 18.04, run the following command:

dpkg -r teams

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microsoft Teams for Linux on CentOS 8 and Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

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