Install Zoom Client on Ubuntu 24.04/Ubuntu 22.04

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how install Zoom client on Ubuntu 24.04/Ubuntu 22.04. Zoom is an easy to use and secure communication software that offers video conferencing, online meetings, chat, mobile collaboration and webinars across multiple platforms: mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Find out more on features page.

Installing Zoom on Ubuntu 24.04/Ubuntu 22.04

Installing Zoom Client on Ubuntu 24.04/Ubuntu 22.04 is as easy as downloading the DEB binary installer and executing it in a number of ways as described below;

Run System Update

Update your system package cache;

sudo apt update

Download Zoom DEB Binary Installer

Grab the Zoom binary installer for Ubuntu from the Zoom download center.

Select Ubuntu as the Linux Type, 64 OS architecture, click download button to grab the binary installer,

Also, you can easily grab the latest Zoom installer by executing the command below;

wget -P ~/Downloads/

Installing Zoom Client on Ubuntu 24.04/Ubuntu 22.04

Once you have the binary installer, there are different ways in which you can install Zoom client:

  1. Install using Graphical installer
  2. Install using DPKG package manager
  3. Install using APT package manager

Using a Graphical Installer

To install Zoom using a graphical installer, open the file manager and navigate to where you saved the zoom installer, in our case, it is the downloads directory.

To run the installer:

  • Simply right click on it and choose Open With Other Application
  • Choose Software Install or simply choose GDebi Package Installer if you have Gdebi installed (apt install gdebi).
  • You can as well double click it to run the installer automatically.
  • If Software install is not available, install using the command, sudo apt install gnome-software -y.

Click install button to install Zoom on Ubuntu 24.04/Ubuntu 22.04

Before the installation can proceed, you are prompted to authenticate. Ensure that the user your installing as has sudo rights.

Authenticate and proceed with installation.

Command Line Installation

If you are command line centric sort of a guy, then this is for you. With command line installation, there are two tools that you can use to install Zoom.

  1. dpkg command
  2. apt command

Both of these commands are Debian package managers and can be used to install, remove and manage debian packages via the command line.

However, the difference comes in how they handle package dependencies issues. While apt package manager automatically downloads and installs all the required package dependencies while installing a package, dpkg command doesn’t and you have to manually install the required dependencies yourself.

Install Zoom Client using dpkg package manager

To use dpkg command for installation, simply navigate to where you saved your DEB binary installer, for example downloads directory in our case;

cd $HOME/Downloads

The run the installation of Zoom client;

sudo dpkg -i zoom_amd64.deb

Any dependency issue can be fixed by running the command;

sudo apt install -f

Install Zoom Client using APT package manager

To install the zoom client using apt package manager and handle any would be dependencies, simply execute the command below. Replace the path, /home/koromicha/Downloads/, accordingly.

sudo apt install $HOME/Downloads/zoom_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'zoom' instead of '/home/kifarunix/Downloads/zoom_amd64.deb'
The following additional packages will be installed:
Recommended packages:
  libegl1-mesa libgl1-mesa-glx
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libxcb-xtest0 zoom
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 195 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,876 B/185 MB of archives.
After this operation, 684 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 noble/main amd64 libxcb-xtest0 amd64 1.15-1 [4,876 B]
Get:2 /home/kifarunix/Downloads/zoom_amd64.deb zoom amd64 [185 MB]
Fetched 4,876 B in 1s (4,984 B/s)
Selecting previously unselected package libxcb-xtest0:amd64.
(Reading database ... 172567 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libxcb-xtest0_1.15-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libxcb-xtest0:amd64 (1.15-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package zoom.
Preparing to unpack .../Downloads/zoom_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking zoom ( ...
Setting up libxcb-xtest0:amd64 (1.15-1) ...
Setting up zoom ( ...
run post install script, action is configure...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1.1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.38-3ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (2.4-1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu5) ...

Launching Zoom on Ubuntu 24.04/Ubuntu 22.04

Once the installation is done, you can launch zoom from the terminal or from activities.

launch zoom

And there you go.


You can now join the zoom meeting if you have the meeting ID already, or sign in to zoom account. That marks the end of our guide on how to install Zoom Client on Ubuntu. Enjoy!

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