How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu?
Zoom Meetings (stylized as zoom) is a proprietary videotelephony software package developed by Zoom Video Communications. There is a 40-minute time limit on the free plan, which allows for up to 100 simultaneous users. Users can upgrade to a premium plan by subscribing to it. The most expensive subscription allows for up to 1,000 simultaneous participants for sessions lasting up to 30 hours. During the COVID-19 epidemic, the usage of Zoom for distant employment, distance education, and online social relationships skyrocketed. Let’s understand two approaches for installing ZOOM on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa.
Method 1: Installation of Zoom on Ubuntu using Terminal.
Step 1: First, Update APT.
First and foremost, make sure your APT is up to date. Type the following commands into the terminal window on your Ubuntu desktop.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Download and install Zoom-Client.
To install the ZOOM client, use the following command in your terminal window. Because the installation requires root access, you will be prompted for a password.
sudo snap install zoom-client
The ZOOM client program will be downloaded and installed from the Ubuntu software repository.
Step 3: Open ZOOM.
To use ZOOM, use the following command in your terminal window.
Method 2: Using the Ubuntu’s Software Center
Step 1: Open the Software Center first.
Click on Activities on the Desktop, then put “software” in the search field and click on it, as seen in the screenshot.
Step 2: Go to the Software Center and look for ZOOM.
Type “zoom” into the Ubuntu Software Center’s search box and click on it, as seen in the screenshot below.
Step 3: Download and install the ZOOM Client App.
The ZOOM client program will be installed when you click the “Install” button.
Step 4: Open Zoom.
After installing the ZOOM client, click the “Launch” button to start it.
ZOOM is now available.
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