Hello you can now download Zoom for Ubuntu and experience one of the most secure, fast and simple video conferencing apps available on your Linux OS.
Today we will highlight some reasons why we think you should give Zoom a try on your Ubuntu devices. With this Coronavirus pandemic that has made several countries and cities across the world close their borders and some jobs are forcing employees to work at home, if possible. With that said, Zoom might be the right group video messaging app for you, your school or your company. We here at Oxavi Group Inc started using Zoom since last year when we needed to communicate to some of our employees who work in Africa, Europe and just recently, we have a new co-worker working from Canada. Zoom is very well encrypted so if you are looking for a secure messaging up that continues to make gradual improvements to keep users safe, this might be the one for you. Let us know in the comments what you think about it once you decide to try it.
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Install Zoom on Linux
Install Zoom using Terminal
- Assuming you downloaded the .DEB file from the above link, you then simply type in the following command and press Enter to run it.
sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb
- Make sure you enter the correct DEB filename. In most cases, the filename will be zoom_amd64.deb, but will be different if you have using a 32-bit system or a DEB file for an older version of Ubuntu.
- Enter your admin password and continue the installation when prompted.
If dependencies are not installed when using the terminal or graphical installer, run this command to update the package database, then try installing Zoom again.
sudo apt update
What Is Zoom About?
Zoom is a modern enterprise video communications software, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms.
- HD video and audio
Bring HD video and audio to your meetings with support for up to 1000 video participants and 49 videos on screen.
- Streamlined calendaring
Support scheduling or starting meetings from Outlook, Gmail, or iCal.
- Built-in collaboration tools
Multiple participants can share their screens simultaneously and co-annotate for a more interactive meeting.
- Recording and transcripts
Record your meetings locally or to the cloud, with searchable transcripts.
- Meet securely
encryption for all meetings, role-based user security, password protection, waiting rooms, and place attendee on hold.
- Team Chat
Chat with groups, searchable history, integrated file sharing, and 10 year archive. Easily escalate into 1:1 or group calls.
Uninstalling Zoom from Ubuntu
If you want to uninstall, run the following command in the terminal.
sudo apt remove zoom