Zoom has given an easy way to give online lessons to all educational institutions. With Zoom, you can join or host video calls with up to 100 participants. You can also share your screen with others on the call, and record the call for future reference. The platform has good sound and speed and works even on outdated devices.

The app allows you to share files, messages, and show a virtual screen during class. Zoom app is compatible with Linux, Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Debian Stretch platforms in 32 and 64 bit sizes.

The features of Zoom for Linux

  • creating a conference for participants;
  • demonstration of a virtual screen;
  • exchanging messages between participants;
  • sharing screen;
  • file exchange;
  • mass mailing of invitations;
  • password protection for each conference;
  • pay plans with advanced features.

How to download Zoom for Linux

Download the Linux installation file from this page. There are two ways to install the program, via the graphical installer or via the terminal.

GUI installer

After downloading the installation file, open it and enter the administrator password, the program will start the installation automatically.

To install the files you may need the utility Gdebi, if it is not built by default, you can download it by opening a terminal and entering the command sudo apt install gdebi, installation must be confirmed with your password.

In Debian during this procedure may cause an error, to fix it, download sudo program, to do this in the terminal, type two commands su - and then apt install sudo. After installing the sudo utility, re-run the installation of Gdebi and then Zoom.


Through the terminal, the Zoom platform is installed in this way:

After downloading the installation file, open it and enter the command 

sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

On Debian, you can also get the error described in the previous paragraph. The solution is exactly the same.