Ubuntu 20.04 Zoom installation

In this tutorial we will be installing the ZOOM teleconferencing client on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.

ZOOM is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Reference: https://zoom.us/about

In this tutorial you will learn:

ZOOM teleconferencing client on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop

ZOOM teleconferencing client on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software ZOOM Cloud Meetings
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

ZOOM installation on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

Since the ZOOM teleconferencing software heavily relies on webcam and microphone peripherals, it is recommended that before you begin the ZOOM installation you first test your webcam and microphone.

Install ZOOM from command line

  1. Start by opening a terminal window and execution of the bellow apt command:
    $ sudo snap install zoom-client

    All done.

  2. You can start the ZOOM using the below command:
    $ zoom-client

Install ZOOM using graphical user interface

  1. Open software application

    Use top left Activities menu to open the Software application.

  2. search for zoom

    Search for zoom application.

  3. ZOOM installation

    To begin the installation press the Install button.

  4. Enter your username and password

    Enter your username and password. Your user needs to belong to sudo administrative group.

  5. Start the ZOOM application

    Start the ZOOM application