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

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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
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