How to Install or Update Zoom on Linux Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint (updated)

Available function

  1. voice
  2. video
  3. chat
  4. Screen sharing

For those users who use Linux distributions, such as Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Arch, you can follow these instructions to install Zoom. It is also possible to update the version of Zoom already installed on Linux by following these instructions.


Note :

For a first-time Linux user or someone who is not very familiar with it, the graphical installer will be very useful.

Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint

Note: It is important to note that these same steps apply to many other distributions based on Ubuntu, such as Kubuntu and Elementary.

Linux installation procedure Using a graphical installer

  • Download Center Download the Linux distribution installer file from the Download Center.
  • Run the installer file.
  • For RPM and DEB installers, execute the following command in the terminal:
  1. You will need to run the following command in the terminal before you can install GDebi.
    sudo apt install gdebi
    Note :

    • Most Ubuntu-based distributions by default install GDebi as part of the package.
    • You will get an error that says that you are not in the sudoers file when you are using Debian. To fix this, run the following command to install sudo, then try installing GDebi again.
      su - 
      apt install sudo
  2. Then, when prompted, enter the administrator password and continue the installation process.
  3. From our Download Center, you can download the DEB installer file.
  4. You can open this file using GDebi by double-clicking the DEB installer file.
  5. Then click on the Install button.
  6. When prompted for your admin password, enter it and continue the installation.

Linux installation procedure Using the terminal 

  1. From our Download Center, you can download the DEB installer file
  2. that you can open using a file manager after downloading.
  3. In the file manager, right-click a folder and choose Terminal or Open in Terminal to open the terminal in the location of your choice.
  4. The following command is run by typing it in and pressing Enter.
    sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb
    Note :

    • It is important that you enter the correct DEB file name. In most cases, you will need to download a package whose name is zoom_amd64.deb, but you may have to download a package with a different name if you are using a 32-bit system or a DEB file for an older version of Debian or Ubuntu.
    • Run the following commands after you get the error message that you are not listed in the sudoers file if you are using Debian, then try installing again.
      su - 
      apt install sudo
  5. During the installation, you will need to enter your administrator password.

Linux installation procedure Using the Dependencies

If you encounter problems or if you are using a tar file for installation, there are dependencies in the following list.



How to Uninstall Zoom In Linux

You can uninstall by running the following command in the terminal if you wish.

sudo apt remove the zoom



Using a graphical installer

Those who are new to Linux and are looking for a graphical installer to help them get started are recommended to use this method.

  • At our Download Center, you can download the RPM installer file.
  • Simply open the location where the installer file has been downloaded with a file manager.
  • Click on the RPM installer file and select Open With, then click on Install/Remove Software and follow the on-screen directions.

  • The administrator password will be prompted at this point.
  • Simply click Accept to proceed with installing Zoom and the necessary dependencies.


Using the terminal

  • Our Download Center provides a direct link to our RPM installer file.
  • All you need is a file manager to open the location where the download file is located.
  • You can open the terminal in the current location by right-clicking the file manager, navigating to Actions, and then selecting Open Terminal Here.

  • In order to install Zoom, you will need to run the command below.

sudo zypper install zoom_openSUSE_x86_64.rpm

  • Note : Please be sure you have entered the correct name of the RPM file. It is zoom_openSUSE_i686.rpm that you need to use if you are installing on a 32-bit system.
  • When you are prompted, enter your administrator password and proceed with the installation.



You should make sure that the following dependencies are installed if you have issues installing.



Uninstalling Zoom

For those of you who wish to uninstall the extension, you will need to run the following commands in the terminal.

sudo zypper remove zoom

Oracle Linux, CentOS, RedHat, or Fedora

Using a graphical installer (Fedora only)

The GNOME application center is available in Fedora GNOME edition if you prefer using that edition.

  1. Please refer to our Download Center for instructions on how to download and install the RPM file.
  2. Use your favourite file manager to open the .rpm file.
  3. In the GNOME application center, click the double-click icon next to the RPM installer file.
  4. Then click the Install button.
  5. Once the installation begins, you will be asked for an administrator password.


Using the terminal

  1. At our Download Center, you can download the RPM installer file.
  2. When it has been downloaded, you can run it by typing in the following command and clicking Enter.
    sudo yum localinstall zoom_x86_64.rpm

    Note: Ensure that the RPM filename you enter is the correct one. The filename for zoom_i686.rpm is the one you need if you are installing on a 32-bit system.

  3. Once the installation has begun, you will be prompted to enter your administrator password.



In order to be able to install the following dependencies, you must ensure you have already installed them.



Uninstalling Zoom

For those of you who wish to uninstall the extension, you will need to run the following commands in the terminal.

sudo yum remove zoom


Arch or Manjaro

Using a graphical installer

Using Pamac’s graphical package manager, you will need to follow these steps. It comes preinstalled with most Arch-based distros (including Manjaro, for example).

  • From our Download Center, you can download the TAR.XZ installer file.
  • Then use a file manager to open the location of the download.
  • To open the TAR.XZ installer file in Pamac, double click the tar.xz file.
    It will display a list of the dependencies that are required to be installed to complete the installation of Zoom.
  • After clicking on Apply, the installation will begin.
  • You will be asked for your administrator password.
Note :

It is suggested that you use the package manager to update the system if you are experiencing issues installing the required dependencies.


Using the terminal

  • Install the TAR.XZ installer from our Download Center by downloading the TAR.XZ file.
  • Using the file manager, navigate to the download location in your computer.
  • Open the terminal by right clicking in your file manager and selecting Terminal to open it at the current location.

  • Type the following command into the terminal and press Enter to execute it.

sudo pacman -U zoom_x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

You will be asked to enter your administrator password when you proceed with the installation.
Pacman will also download and install the dependencies that are needed.


How to uninstall Zoom

From the Terminal, you will need to run the following command if you want to uninstall Zoom. Using this method, all the dependencies not found by other installed applications will also be removed.

sudo pacman -Rs zoom

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Frequently Asked Questions

By default, Zoom is not in Linux Mint or Ubuntu’s default repositories, given it is not open source. So to install Zoom, you will need to download and install manually from Zoom’s download page.
Linux-based distributions such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, and SUSE are supported by Zoom. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to install Zoom on Ubuntu. Multi-platform video conferencing software, including Linux, is available with Zoom.

Android devices

Open the Google Play app. Tap the menu icon, then ‘My apps & games’. Tap ‘Update’ on the ‘ZOOM Cloud Meetings’ app.

On the top bar, click the accessibility icon and select Zoom to turn zoom on and off. Depending on the magnifying factor, the mouse tracking, and the position of the magnified view on the screen, you will be able to change these settings. In the Zoom Options window, you will find a Magnifier tab that allows you to adjust these settings.
You can enjoy Zoom’s features with less hassle by using the desktop client. As far as the Zoom client is concerned, the tool is available for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and MacOS as well as the Android and iOS mobile platforms, as well as many web browsers, such as Google Chrome and Firefox.

Installing Zoom on Ubuntu

Ubuntu does not include Zoom in its repository since it is not an open-source application. The APT repositories of Zoom will be used to install it. Passwords must be entered.

For Android phones or tablets, follow these directions: 1. Your tablet or phone should open the “Play Store” or “Google Play” app. 2. You can search for Zoom on the top search bar, then select “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and click GET or OPEN to install it.

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