You can install Zoom client on Pop!_OS, and get to enjoy the services that zoom provides. It is a cloud platform that has been designed for chats and videoconferencing, used in organizations, meetings, small offices and many more. There is however an option for accessing zoom on your web browser, whether Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Install Zoom Client on Pop!_OS

Check the guide below for steps on how to install zoom client on Pop!_OS.

  • Step 1. Update your system with the following command;
sudo apt update
  • Step 2. Use wget to download latest release of Zoom Debian based package
wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb

The output is as follows;

[email protected]:~$ wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb
--2021-05-05 16:39:56--  https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb
Resolving zoom.us (zoom.us)... 3.235.71.133
Connecting to zoom.us (zoom.us)|3.235.71.133|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 
Location: https://cdn.zoom.us/prod/5.6.16888.0424/zoom_amd64.deb [following]
--2021-05-05 16:39:57--  https://cdn.zoom.us/prod/5.6.16888.0424/zoom_amd64.deb
Resolving cdn.zoom.us (cdn.zoom.us)... 52.84.103.241
Connecting to cdn.zoom.us (cdn.zoom.us)|52.84.103.241|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 51609824 (49M) [binary/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘zoom_amd64.deb’

zoom_amd64.deb      100%[===================>]  49.22M  1.46MB/s    in 29s     

2021-05-05 16:40:26 (1.70 MB/s) - ‘zoom_amd64.deb’ saved [51609824/51609824]

  • Step 3. Install Zoom Client on Pop!_OS using apt or dpkg command
sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

As Zoom client gets installed, ensure that you tap (Y) and Enter, when asked whether to continue with the process.

Below is a section of the output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'zoom' instead of './zoom_amd64.deb'
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libegl1-mesa libgl1-mesa-glx libxcb-xtest0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libegl1-mesa libgl1-mesa-glx libxcb-xtest0 zoom
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 38 not upgraded.
Need to get 16.2 kB/51.6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 200 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
  • Step 4. Check if Zoom Client is available on your Pop!_OS system

Once the installation is done, go to your Pop!_OS desktop environment and search for Zoom.

  • Step 5. Launch Zoom Client

Just tap on Zoom so as to open , there you can join a meeting.

*You can actually uninstall the zoom client, using the following command;

sudo apt remove zoom

Following the above guide gets you to successfully install zoom client on Pop!_OS.

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