Enjoy Zoom on Linux

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In today’s world, communication is one of the most important parts of our everyday life. Without communicating with our family and friends, colleagues or others, we can’t move a step in society. Everything we do involves others in every single step. That’s why without proper communication, things can go haywire pretty easily.

What’s better than communicating with your friends on voice/video? There are a number of dedicated platforms specifically designed for the video chat service. Zoom is such a powerful platform that offers significantly optimized and straight-cut tools for establishing video communication with anyone on the earth.

Zoom is supported on all the major platforms – Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android. Let’s check out on installing Zoom on any Linux distro.

Installing Zoom Client

Zoom offers its Linux client for almost all the major Linux distros you can enjoy. You have to download the related package for your Linux distro and then, install it in your system.

  • Debian/Ubuntu

Download the latest Zoom DEB package.

Or, download the DEB package using wget –

Then, run the following command for installing the DEB package –

  • OpenSUSE

At first, we have to import the GPG key for Zoom.

Import the GPG key –

Now, Get the latest RPM package of Zoom client.

Or, you can also download it using wget.

Then, install the package with the following command –

  • Fedora

The same as above. At first, we need to import the GPG key first.

Then, grab the latest Zoom RPM package for Fedora. I recommend using the wget method.

Install the RPM package –

  • CentOS/RHEL

CentOS/RHEL uses RPM as the package manager. So, the installation process is same as above.

Set the GPG key –

Then, grab and install the RPM package –

  • Arch Linux

Grab the latest TAR.XZ package for Arch Linux.

Install the package on your system –

  • Generic instruction

You can use Zoom without installing the app. Grab the universal package of Zoom client.

Now, extract the downloaded app on the “/opt” directory.

Create a symlink of the Zoom client –

Create a launcher for Zoom –

Edit the file –

Enter the following code –

Using Zoom

Start Zoom from the menu –

Sign in using your credentials –

 

Enjoy!

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