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You can install TeamViewer on Pop!_OS for personal or business usage majorly providing remote access purposes. The business usage is not free while the personal is free. Often most individuals do have this software so that they can provide remote support say for their customers or even those close to them.

Your guardian for instance could be experiencing some issues with their computer but since you are far away, you do not get to repair the technical itch physically, but with TeamViewer, you can solve their problem by taking control of their machine remotely. All they have to do is download this software then share their TeamViewer ID and in no time, you will be in control. Another most important aspect of this software, is when you give someone full access of your machine, you can monitor what they are doing with it.

In general, TeamViewer features include;

  • Remote support and access
  • Online meetings with colleagues or customers
  • Control of devices remotely
  • Offers access and tech support from PC to mobile and vice versa, PC to PC and mobile to mobile
  • Provides awesome management console, making it easier to manage users and devices in a company, easy to join and provide support
  • You can customize this software through custom branding
  • Service queue for improved organization
  • Supports many languages

Install TeamViewer on Pop!_OS

Let’s go through the steps on how to install TeamViewer on Pop!_OS. To do so, you can get the pre-built package of TeamViewer from their download page or use wget command line tool to install. For our case, lets proceed to use wget;

  • Step 1. Update your System

Use the following command, to initiate the update;

sudo apt update
  • Step 2. Install wget

This will help you get TeamViewer downloaded using the command line onto your system. To install wget, use the command below;

sudo apt install -y wget

This is what appears since I already have wget command line tool;

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install -y wget
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
wget is already the newest version (1.20.3-1ubuntu1).
wget set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded.
  • Step 3. Download the TeamViewer Package onto your system, since we are dealing with Pop!_OS, we will get the Debian based package using our wget command line tool;

This is how it appears on the terminal;

[email protected]:~$ wget
--2021-04-23 20:02:51--
Resolving (,, 2606:4700::6810:3f10, ...
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2021-04-23 20:02:52--
Resolving (,, 2606:4700::6810:3e10, ...
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 15434880 (15M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘teamviewer_amd64.deb’ 100%[===================>]  14.72M  2.30MB/s    in 6.9s    

2021-04-23 20:02:59 (2.14 MB/s) - ‘teamviewer_amd64.deb’ saved [15434880/15434880]
  • Step 4. Install TeamViewer on Pop!_OS

To install this software, use the apt install command;

sudo apt install -y ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

All of the TeamViewer dependencies are now installed.

Setting up qml-module-qtquick-controls:amd64 (5.14.2-2) ...
Setting up teamviewer (15.16.8) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu4) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.32-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.20-1ubuntu1) ...
  • Step 5. Launch TeamViewer from your Terminal or UI

Once you install TeamViewer on Pop!_OS successfully, launch it using the command line;

$ teamviewer

This is what happens when you launch TeamViewer on Pop!_OS terminal, you just have to accept the policies, and you are good to go;

To launch it from the UI, just head over to show applications, and search for on the Pop!_OS search box;

To install TeamViewer on Pop!_OS, is just as simple as following the steps shown above.

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