How to install Zoom Video Communications Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Zoom is an easy-to-use and secure communication software that provides video conferencing, online meetings, chat, mobile collaboration, and webinars across multiple platforms (mobile devices, desktops, phones, and conference room systems).

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install the Zoom client on the Ubuntu 18.04 desktop so that you can join a Zoom meeting.

Download zoom pack

To download the zoom pack, navigate to Download Center, And then select a package for your specific Linux type, operating system architecture, and operating system version. In this case, you choose Ubuntu as the Linux Type, 64 OS architecture, and 14.04+ version. After that, click the download button and save the package.

You can also download packages as shown below.

wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb

Install zoom

After the download is complete, install the package from the GUI or CLI.

GUI installation

To install Zoom from the GUI, open the file manager and navigate to the download location.

Double-click or right-click the package and select Open with Software Installation. This will open the Zoom Installer. Please click installation Button to install Zoom.

How to install Zoom Video Communications Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

When you click Install, you are prompted for a password to authorize the installation.

How to install Zoom Video Communications Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Enter the password and authenticate to start the installation.

Command line installation

To install Zoom from the terminal, navigate to the download location, in my case the Downloads directory, and run the following command to install Zoom

cd /home/username/Downloads
dpkg -i zoom_amd64.deb

If you encounter any dependency errors as shown below, run the following command to fix them.

dpkg -i zoom_amd64.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package zoom.
(Reading database ... 118356 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack zoom_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking zoom (2.4.129780.0915) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of zoom:
zoom depends on libxcb-xtest0; however:
Package libxcb-xtest0 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package zoom (--install):
...output snipped...

To resolve this issue, run the following command and repeat the installation steps.

apt -f install

To handle dependencies automatically, just use Easy Run the installation.

apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

After the installation is complete, you can start Zoom by following the instructions below.

Activate zoom

After the installation is complete, click Activities Click on the upper left corner of your Ubuntu UI and type amplification Search and press Enter to launch it.

How to install Zoom Video Communications Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

You can now join the meeting or sign in (if you already have a Zoom account). That’s all you need to install Zoom on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop.

In our next tutorial, we will discuss how to set up or join a zoom conference on Ubuntu 18.04.

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