Install Microsoft Teams Client on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

Last Updated:

In this guide, we are going to learn how to install Microsoft Teams client on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04. Microsoft Teams is chat-centered workspace in Office 365. It instantly enables you to access all your team’s content from a single place where messages, files, people and tools live together.

Some of the features provided by the Microsoft Teams app include;

  • Work with your team’s documents on the go
  • Move seamlessly across different team projects and topics
  • Mention individual team members or your entire team to get attention.
  • Chat privately one-on-one or have instant group conversations
  • See real-time chat history on your favorite device and continue conversations started elsewhere
  • Chat with your entire team in dedicated channels
  • Quickly search through your chats and team conversations
  • Find a contact through name or email address search
  • Include content and capabilities you need every day
  • Customize alerts to get notified when you get mentioned or get a message
  • Save important conversations to quickly access them later
  • Get the enterprise-level security and compliance you expect from Office 365
  • Enhanced security with multi-factor authentication

As of this writing, Microsoft Teams App for Linux is available as a preview version.

Install MS Teams App on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

The use of Microsoft Teams App requires appropriate commercial Office 365 subscription. Ensure that you have the necessary license to use Teams app seamlessly.

There are two ways in which you can install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 20.04 or Ubuntu 18.04;

  1. Install Teams via DEB Linux Binary Installer
  2. Install Teams via the Microsoft Teams App Repository

Install Teams via DEB Linux Binary Installer

Navigate to teams app downloads page and grab the current Debian binary installer.

You can simply obtain the URL and pull the binary using wget;


Once the download is complete, install Teams using APT package manager. This ensures that any would dependencies are sorted automatically;

sudo apt install ./teams_1.5.00.10453_amd64.deb

Install Microsoft Teams from Microsoft Repository

It is also possible to install Microsoft Teams App from Microsoft repos. Thus create the repository as follows and install Teams App.

Install repository signing Key;

curl -s | \
sudo gpg --dearmor > /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/teams.gpg

Create the Teams App repository;

echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list

Similarly, this command can work as well;

echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list

Apt your system package cache;

sudo apt update

Install Microsoft Teams App from repository;

apt install teams

Using Microsoft Teams App on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

Once the App is installed, you can either launch Teams App from activities or from terminal by simply typing teams.

ms teams app ubuntu

Launch teams and sign in with your cooperate mail account to be able to create teams, schedule meetings, chat make team calls etc.

get started ms teams ubuntu

Want to remove Teams App? Run the command below;

apt remove --purge --auto-remove teams -y

Related Tutorials

How to Install Zoom Video Communications Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install and Setup Chrome Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Apache Guacamole on Ubuntu 20.04

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04


We're passionate about sharing our knowledge and experiences with you through our blog. If you appreciate our efforts, consider buying us a virtual coffee. Your support keeps us motivated and enables us to continually improve, ensuring that we can provide you with the best content possible. Thank you for being a coffee-fueled champion of our work!

Photo of author
I am the Co-founder of, Linux and the whole FOSS enthusiast, Linux System Admin and a Blue Teamer who loves to share technological tips and hacks with others as a way of sharing knowledge as: "In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others".

7 thoughts on “Install Microsoft Teams Client on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04”

  1. Anyone running Teams on ubuntu with the latest features eg being able to see more than 4 people on the screen (i think now up to 9) and changing your backgrounds?

  2. This recipe does not function on Ubuntu 22.04 (see below). An update for the newest LTS would be welcome. Thank you.

    W: GPG error: stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EB3E94ADBE1229CF
    E: The repository ‘ stable InRelease’ is not signed.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.


Leave a Comment