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
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)... 22.214.171.124 Connecting to zoom.us (zoom.us)|126.96.36.199|: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)... 188.8.131.52 Connecting to cdn.zoom.us (cdn.zoom.us)|184.108.40.206|: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.