How to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux

How to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux

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Having more than one operating system is quite common these days. However, if the other OS is one of the Linux distributions, you will need to run the code from time to time to install the basic applications. This post is an attempt to discuss how to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux using GUI and terminal.

While the second method offers the correct way to install Microsoft Teams, you still need to download the installation file. With that said, let’s take a closer look at both methods.

How to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux

If you want to install Microsoft Teams on your Linux Ubuntu distribution, you can use one of the following two methods. They are as follows –

  • Through software installation
  • Via Terminal

Before proceeding with the installation, be sure to download the installation file first. To do this, follow the instructions below –

  • Open the default web browser on your Ubuntu distribution.
  • Enter Microsoft Teams and click its official URL.
  • Scroll down and find Desktop Commands.
  • When you find this section, you can see two different options to choose from. 
  • Click the first result, for example Linux (DEB), and the installation file will start downloading immediately after that.

Note . Use Linux RPM (64-bit) only if you have a distribution like Red Hat. 

1] Through software installation

After downloading the installation file, double-click it to start the installation. Or right-click the Teams file and select the option – ” Open with software install“. 

Choosing any of these options will direct you to Software Installation, where you can easily install Microsoft Teams by clicking the Install button. See snapshot below –

I hope you got the Teams app installed on your Linux machine quite easily. 

Note . You must remain connected to an active Internet connection to proceed with the installation. Let Microsoft Teams install on your computer this way. 

2] Via Terminal

Assuming you have already downloaded the Microsoft Teams setup file, run these commands to install the downloaded app on your Linux PC –

  • First of all, launch Terminal on your PC. 
  • Copy / paste the code below and press Enter –

cd ~/Downloads

  • Terminal will take you to the Downloads folder. Run the below code side by side to install it on your Linux machine –

sudo dpkg -i teams*.deb

Tip : To install any other version of Linux distributions, run these codes instead –

  • – RPM configuration sudo dnf install teams*.rpmsudo rpm -i teams*.rpm.

I hope Microsoft Teams installs without error and works fine on your Linux machine.

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