Zoom is an application which is available on multiple operating systems such as Linux, Android, Windows and iOS and can allow people to have video and audio conference / meetings. Zoom has been around for a while but became really popular / hit during the 2019 – 2021 Covid Pandemic when people were forced to worked from home due to corona. Zoom is an easy to use , secure and free conferencing application. Zoom is free for limited number of people in a conference and then we can pay to increase the limitation. With Zoom we can change the background of the attending person and also can share the screen.
Below we will describe how to install Latest Zoom on latest Ubuntu version, You can use below commands on terminal for downloading using wget as,
For 64 bit Ubuntu
$ wget -c https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb
Or Alternatively you can download your compatible architecture deb package from Zoom download page at https://zoom.us/download
Prerequisite / Dependency
Zoom depends on “libxcb-xtest0” library/package, hence we need to install the same first,
$ sudo apt-get install libxcb-xtest0
Install Zoom on 64 Bit Ununtu using dpkg as,
$ sudo dpkg -i zoom_amd64.deb
Now, Zoom is installed successfully on your ubuntu.
You can start zoom from command line as,
This will open a dialog window as “Zoom Cloud Meeting” by clicking to “Signin” you can login to zoom using “Sign In Google” if you are fine with using gmail account for login or create an account and use those credentials for login.
You can also use Skype for Audio / Video calls as mentioned in our another post “How To Install Skype on Ubuntu ?”