How to Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Microsoft Teams no Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

The official Microsoft Teams app is now available for Linux systems, including Ubuntu. This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to download and install it.

Microsoft Teams is a communication platform similar to Slack. While Slack has had a Linux client for a while, Teams on the other hand didn’t provide a native Linux client until now.

The Microsoft Teams client will be the first Microsoft 365 app that is coming to Linux desktops and will support all of Teams’ core capabilities, including chat, video meetings, file storage, and other features.

For more about Teams, visit its homepage.

When you’re ready to install Teams for Linux follow the steps below

How to download and install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux

Microsoft provides Teams’.DEB installer files for Debian and Ubuntu-based distributions and.RPM for Red Hat and other Red Hat-related based platforms.

You can download these files and install Microsoft Teams by running the files for your operating system.

Should be pretty easy on Ubuntu and others since installing applications in Linux these days are pretty intuitive.

To install, go to Teams’ download site below using your favorite web browser in Ubuntu:

Then select Linux DEB 64-bit for Ubuntu systems.

Teams Linux Install

When prompted, choose save the file

Team Linux Install

After downloading the installer, go to your Downloads folder in your home directory and right-click the downloaded file.

Then select Open With Software Install

Team Linux setup

That will open Ubuntu Software Center. from there click Install to begin the installation

Ubuntu Teams install

You will be prompted for your password to complete the installation. When you’re done, Teams should be installed and ready to use…

To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Teams and launch it.

Ubuntu Teams Linux

When it opens, type in your Team’s email address and password to log on.

Teams Linux Install

How to install Microsoft Teams via the command terminal console

Instead of downloading Teams’ file and installing it as described above, you can use the command terminal console to install Teams quickly.

The command console is typically for advanced users and involved running commands. If you are a user starting with Linux, the above steps should work great.

If you feel like the command line is easy, then run the commands below to add Teams’ repository GPG key.

curl | sudo apt-key add -

Next, run the commands below to create Teams’ repository file.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list'

Finally, update Ubuntu package indexes and install Microsoft teams.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install teams

That’s it!


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