How to Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux

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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!


This post showed you how to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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  1. Website like this is very much helpful for students like me.
    Thank you for your help.

  2. Downloaded in my linux but Error in logging in. It always says “We couldn’t sign you in. Please try again.” How to solve this issue. Many thanks.

  3. This looks nice, THX. I did try it too because somebody wanted this and couldn’t use Zoom. The .deb does download and install, but slows my i9 down to boot times 5 times longer than usual. And if you then want to register, it turns out they want everything up to the name of your nan, and conclude that you have to buy a license (so far for that part of free) or better use skype. In the end we used the phone. Landline. That worked within seconds. After deinstall my i9 returned to its former speed BTW. So no thanks. Never again.

  4. How can i uninstall it ?

    1. double click the deb file then click remove

  5. where is the command line instruction for linux ?
    Linux users are not like windoze users, they tend to have some brain.

    1. Sudo apt-get

    2. apt search microsoft teams its not that hard all you have to do then is dpkg -i microsoft.deb and your good to go

  6. On Ubuntu, you can now just use snap:
    …$ snap install teams

  7. i face this problem while login to teams
    we couldnt connect to internet.try checking your connections.

  8. You should know that it is only for organizational and school account before you download it!
    Uninstall: “sudo dpkg –purge teams”

  9. For some reason I don’t have the option “Join or create a team”. I only have the option to organize the teams to which I have been invited. How can I change that in Ubuntu? The Microsoft pages only say, that one has to do that in Microsoft 365 but I can’t believe that since that doesn’t exist for Ubuntu and the pictures in the article above imply that it is very well possible to have the option “join or create a team” with Ubuntu.

  10. Unfortunately this only works if you have a Work/School Teams account. Logging in with a personal account, you will receive a notification for the same.

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