ZOOM has become essential for many businesses due to great cross-platform support such as Android, Mac OS, Windows, IOS, and Linux which enable you to attend meetings, digital content sharing, and real-time messaging.
In this article, we will show you how you can install ZOOM with multiple methods, its features, and with an Uninstallation guide too.
- Key Features of ZOOM
- Installing ZOOM on Ubuntu 20.04
- Uninstalling ZOOM from Ubuntu 20.04
- Frequently asked questions related to ZOOM
Key Features of ZOOM
- Virtual Background: You can easily change your background according to your taste.
- Free HD meetings for 40 minutes with Encryption: You can have security without any charges for small meetings under 40 minutes
- Keyboard shortcuts to increase productivity: If you are someone like me who loves keyboard to navigate, these shortcuts will be really helpful
- Touch up your look: If you are not satisfied with the camera quality of your device, you can touch up your skin tone using this feature.
Installing ZOOM on Ubuntu 20.04
There are various methods by which you can install zoom on your Ubuntu system but for your ease, we came up with the easiest of three methods that include installing ZOOM from the Ubuntu software store and Installing ZOOM from the terminal.
Method 1: Installing ZOOM Using Snap Packages
This is the easiest method to install ZOOM in your Ubuntu system. Snaps are already installed on the Ubuntu system which reduces the work to configure snap packages. Follow these given commands to install ZOOM using Snap:
sudo apt update
This command will update indexes of all the repositories that we currently have installed on our system.
sudo snap install zoom-client
This command will ask for your password. Enter your password and ZOOM will be installed on your Ubuntu system.
Method 2: Installing Zoom Using Flatpacks
Flatpacks are regarded as the future of package distribution in the Linux community. Sadly Ubuntu does not have the support for Flatpacks out of the box so we are required to set up Flatpack support in our Ubuntu system.
sudo apt update
To update our repositories
sudo apt install flatpak
You will be required to enter your password and then it will start installing Flatpack to your system.
sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak
This command will install the Flatpack plugin to your system
flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
This command will add a Flatpack repository to your Ubuntu system by which we would have access to many applications.
Reboot your system.
Rebooting is required to work Flatpack properly.
Now, we can start our process to install ZOOM on our Ubuntu system using Flatpack. Use the following commands:
flatpak install flathub us.zoom.Zoom
That’s it. Zoom has been installed on your system.
Method 3: Installing ZOOM using GUI
If you are a beginner to the Linux world and Terminal doesn’t suit you well, you can use the Ubuntu software store to install your favorite apps.
Search Ubuntu software in your menu and hit Enter to open it.
Search for ZOOM by clicking on the little search icon on the top left corner. You will be given a list of software. Scroll down a bit and you will find a ZOOM. Click on ZOOM
Click on the install button. It will ask for your password, enter your password and that’s it. You have installed ZOOM to your Ubuntu system without using any complex procedure.
Uninstalling ZOOM from Ubuntu 20.04
If you no longer require to have ZOOM in your Ubuntu system, you can easily uninstall ZOOM from your system.
Method 1- Uninstallation process for Snap pack version of ZOOM
If you have followed the first method in which we have shown you the process to install ZOOM by Snap packs, follow the given commands to uninstall ZOOM (Snap version)
sudo snap remove zoom-client
Method 2 – Uninstallation process for Flatpack version of ZOOM
If you have followed the second method to install ZOOM using Flatpack, you can easily uninstall ZOOM using the following command:
flatpak uninstall us.zoom.Zoom
You will have to press Enter when asked for your permission to remove ZOOM.
Method 3 – Uninstallation process if you went with GUI method
If you have used Ubuntu software center to install ZOOM in your system, to uninstall it from your system follow the given steps:
Open Ubuntu Software and search for ZOOM. You will notice the installed mark at the ZOOM option. Click on it.
Click on remove
It will ask for your permission to remove ZOOM from your system, click on remove again. Enter your password and that’s it.
You have successfully removed ZOOM from your Ubuntu system.
Is ZOOM supported on Linux?
ZOOM is a cross-platform software that works on almost every platform you can think of such as Android, Windows, Mac OS, IOS, and Linux. You can create and schedule meetings, virtual Document sharing, and other features. It is one of those companies which provides great support for Linux.
What happens if you go over 40 minutes on ZOOM?
The free tier of ZOOM allows two people to be there at the meeting but if you are between 3 to 100, you will be given 40 minutes. Once you reach that threshold, all the members will be kicked out of the ZOOM meeting.
ZOOM has become essential for everyone whether you are an employee or a student. In past years, the popularity of Linux has increased and ZOOM provides full support for Linux users also so that you can have a great experience without compromising with any utility tool.