How To Install And Use Zoom In Linux Mint

Zoom – the popular video conferencing tool is available for Linux too. Here is how to download and install it in Linux Mint:

Go to the Zoom download link here.

Choose Mint from the drop-down menu for Linux Type.

zoom for linux

Click on the Download button to download the .deb package.

zoom package for linux mint

While you can install it using the default GDebi Package Installer too, this example shows how to install it from the Terminal. So, the Save File option is used to first download the package.

saving deb package for zoom in linux mint

Once downloaded, open the Terminal in Mint and go to the folder where it is saved (Downloads folder by default).

Then use the following command to install it:

sudo dpkg -i zoompackagename.deb

installing zoom in linux mint through terminal

Troubleshooting errors during installation:

If there are errors displayed during the installation, these can be due to the missing dependencies. So, to fix those, use the following command:

sudo apt-get install -f

fixing broken dependencies during installation
Run the dpkg command again if the initial installation did not complete due to missing dependencies.

zoom installation completed in linux mint

Using Zoom in Linux Mint:

Once installed, Zoom will be listed in the Internet menu.

zoom available in linux mint
Click on it to launch it. Select the Join a Meeting option for joining any existing meetings.

zoom in linux mint joining a zoom meeting in linux mint

meeting passcode for zoom

To log in with your Zoom account, click on the Sign In button. After signing in, you can then create or join meetings, schedule them, share screens, chat with contacts, and more.

zoom in linux mint

share screen, chat and schedule meetings with zoom in linux mint

Happy conferencing.


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