Install Microsoft Teams on Debian 11 Bullseye - Step by step guide ?

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration and video conferencing tool that enables individuals to connect more efficiently. Users can connect by text , audio, or video, and the service is part of the other Microsoft 365 suite. Microsoft Teams has a free version that is sufficient for individuals, while a premium version is available for business enterprises.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how you can install Microsoft teams on Debian 11. 

Different methods of installing Microsoft Teams on Debian 11 Bullseye

  • Microsoft teams installation via the APT package manager.
  • Microsoft teams installation via snap packages.

a. Microsoft teams installation via the APT package manager

1. Perform System Update

To begin, update your system's repositories and package lists with the below command:

$ sudo apt update

2. Add Microsoft Teams Repository

Microsoft teams is not included in the default Debian 11 repository First, import the GPG key:

$ curl | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the Microsoft Teams repository using the following command:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list'

Next, Update your packages for changes to take effect:

$ sudo apt update

This will sync with the newly added Microsoft Teams repository.

3. Install Microsoft teams

To Install Teams use the APT package manager:

$ sudo apt install teams

Verify the installation of teams with the command:

$ apt-cache policy teams

Now, you will see that the 'Teams' package has been installed.

b. Microsoft teams installation via snap packages

Microsoft teams is available as a snap package. If you don't have snapd installed, run:

$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install core

To install teams using snapd, run:

$ sudo snap install teams-for-linux

How to Launch Microsoft Teams ?

You can launch teams using the command line with the command:

$ teams

Alternatively, search for 'teams' in the activities bar.

The "Welcome to Microsoft Teams!" page will be displayed.

How to Uninstall Microsoft Teams from Debian Linux system ?

For users that no longer require Microsoft teams, use the following command to remove the application:

$ sudo apt remove teams -y

Next, remove the repository if you no longer want to have it present on your system for future installs:

$ sudo rm -r /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list

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This article covers how to install Microsoft Teams on Debian 11 Linux system. In fact, Microsoft Teams is a proprietary business communication platform developed by Microsoft and is a collaboration application built for chat, calling, collaboration, and meetings all in one place to make it easier for teams to stay organized and connected easier than using several other communication platforms separately. 

How to Update Microsoft Teams on Debian?

Run the standard update commands for future updates for Teams and any default APT packages:

$ sudo apt update

When updates are available, run the standard upgrade command as you would with any other APT available updates:

$ sudo apt upgrade

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