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Zoom is a powerful, secure and easy to use communication software used for Chats, video conferencing, mobile collaboration, online meetings, and for holding webinars.

Communicating with people is becoming easier now.

Using different online communication platforms, users can send instant messages and can do online video meetings. 

Zoom is a very popular secure communication software application that is used for online meetings, video conferencing, and chatting screen-sharing tasks. 

You can install it on all types of operating environments like Android, Windows, Linux, Mac OS, etc. Zoom application can be used on mobile phones, tablets, and desktop. 


Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to develop Video Conferencing Applications such as BigBlueButton, Jitsi Meet and Zoom on their Server.

In this context, we shall look into how to install and configure Zoom applications on Linux distribution.


How to install Zoom application on Ubuntu 20.04 ?

Here, you will learn different methods to install the Zoom application on Linux:

i. Install Zoom using the GUI (Graphical User Interface).

ii. Install Zoom from the command line

iii. Install Zoom using snap


Now, let us discuss there methods one by one in details.


1. Install Zoom using the GUI (Graphical user interface)

To do this:

i. Download the zoom package using the URL https://zoom.us/download?os=linux.

ii. Select the Linux type and then architecture according to your system requirements and then click on the 'Download' button. 

iii. Once you click on the Download, a dialog will appear on the window where you will select the 'Save file' option and then click on the 'OK'. 

iv. In a while, the downloading process will start. Once you have completed the download process, move into the 'Downloads' directory and right click on the downloaded .deb package. 

Further, select 'Open with Software Install' option from the dropdown menu.

vi. Next, click on the 'install' button and enter the administrative password to continue the installation.


2. Install Zoom from the Command line ?

If you are a Linux user and familiar with Ubuntu 20.04 operating system. 

Then, you can install Zoom from the terminal in some short steps which are given as follows:

i. Download Zoom .deb package

Open the terminal using the 'Ctrl + Alt + t' keyboard shortcut and download the latest Zoom .deb package by typing the following command on the terminal:

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

ii. Install Zoom .deb package 

Once the download is completed, by using the following commands you will navigate the downloaded package and install Zoom on your system:

$ cd Downloads
$ sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb 

iii. Launch Zoom

Once the installation of the Zoom is application is completed, launch it by typing the following command on the terminal:

$ zoom

Or you can launch it from the application search bar. Click on the Activities section and then type 'zoom' in the search bar. 

Then, Click on the zoom application icon and launch it. 


3. Install Zoom using Snap 

i. You can install zoom using the snap package manager. To do this, type the following command on the terminal:

$ sudo apt install snapd

ii. Now, type the following command to install the zoom-client on your system using the snap application:

$ sudo snap install zoom-client

Using snap, you can also uninstall the zoom application by typing the following command:

$ sudo snap remove zoom


How to Remove or uninstall Zoom ?

You can also uninstall this application if you don't want to use Zoom any more. Type the following command to uninstall the Zoom app:

$ sudo apt remove zoom


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