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How to Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 20.04

2 Ways to download and install Microsoft Teams on a Ubuntu machine

Microsoft Teams is a great collaborative software with features such as persistent workplace chat, video meetings and file storage. Teams is going to replace Skype for business as Microsoft is planning to end support for it on July 31, 2021.

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Microsoft Teams is officially available on Linux Distributions and it supports all of Teams’ core capabilities on the platform. Being the first Microsoft 365 app to come on Linux, it has a lot to prove.

In this article, we will look at how to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install Microsoft Teams from Command Line

To install Microsoft Teams using the terminal, you need to add Microsoft Teams package repository to your system. Additionally, we need a tool called curl to fetch the repository file.

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To install curl, first, open the terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T and run:

sudo apt install curl

Once the curl installation is complete we can add the Microsoft Teams package repository. To do so, run the following command:

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list'

The above command will download the Microsoft Teams package repository source file and add it to Ubuntu Software sources list. Now we can install Teams after updating the repository package lists. To do so, run:

sudo apt update

Now that we have updated the repository package lists, we can install Microsoft Teams by simply running:

sudo apt install teams

The above command will install Microsoft Teams on your Ubuntu 20.04 machine and it’ll automatically upgrade too whenever you update your Ubuntu 20.04 system.


Download and Install Microsoft Teams from Microsoft Website

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If you’re not a fan of using the terminal, you could simply download and install the Microsoft Teams app from the official download page.

In a web browser, go to teams.microsoft.com/download. Then, scroll down to see “Download Teams for work on your desktop” section and click on ‘Linux DEB (64-bit)’ button.

Your teams_**_amd64.deb will be downloaded soon. Next, go to your downloads directory and double-click on teams_**_amd64.deb file.

Once the installer window opens, press the ‘Install’ button to install the Teams app on your Ubuntu machine.

If you get a prompt to authenticate the installation, enter your user password to proceed with the installation.

Installing the deb package will also install the Microsoft Teams package repository to your system. It will update automatically whenever you update your system, and you’ll also be able to use the sudo apt install teams command to install teams from the command line in future.