How to install Zoom Desktop on Ubuntu 23.04

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing softwares that you can use to make audio and video calls.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Zoom on Ubuntu 23.04.

Install Zoom Desktop via Terminal

Zoom provides a deb file that you can install on Ubuntu and other linux distros. On Ubuntu 23.04, the process of installing Zoom is very simple. First you need to download the binary file from the official website of Zoom, and then install it on your system.

To download Zoom Desktop binary file, you can use wget


Once zoom_amd64.deb has been downloaded on your system, you can proceed to install it.

To install Zoom, first you need to browse to the directory where the .deb file got downloaded

cd Downloads

Now, once you are in the Downloads directory, you can install Zoom by running the command below

sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

Next, authenticate when asked, and press enter to confirm that you want to install Zoom.

Install Zoom Desktop using GUI

If you are not familiar enough with the terminal, you can also install Zoom desktop by using GUI.

First, you need to navigate to Zoom's official website, and download the deb file.

Now, you need to select your Linux distro.

To do this, click to the dropdown box as shown below and select Ubuntu

After selecting Ubuntu, you can now download Zoom by clicking the Download button

Next, go to your Downloads folder where you downloaded the .deb file, and right click over zoom_amd64.deb and choose "Open with Software Install"

You will see the Software window as shown below. Now to install Zoom, click to the "Install" button

Next, you will be prompted to authenticate in order to install Zoom

Launch Zoom

You can launch Zoom using terminal, by running the following command


To launch Zoom using GUI, click to "Activities Overview" and search for zoom, then simply click to the zoom icon to launch it

Uninstall Zoom

To uninstall Zoom you can use the command below in your terminal

sudo apt purge zoom


In this tutorial, you learned how to install Zoom Desktop on Ubuntu 23.04, via two methods.

In the first method we explained how to install Zoom desktop using its official binary file. In the second method we explained how to install Zoom desktop using flatpak.