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How to install Microsoft Teams on Linux

Microsoft Teams collaboration app is now available on Linux, and these are the steps to install it.

Microsoft Teams on Linux

If your work requires the use of a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, Debian, or Red Hat, you no longer need to use a Windows 10 device to connect with your colleague at work as Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux (as preview).

Once you download and install Microsoft Teams, you can access all the same features available with the app on Windows 10, including chat, video meetings, calling, and collaboration on Office documents from your Microsoft 365 and business processes within a single interface.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to install Microsoft Teams on Linux.

How to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu

To install the Microsoft Teams app on Ubuntu Linux, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams website.

  2. Under the “Desktop” section, click the Linux DEB download button. (If you have a distribution like Red Hat that requires a different installer, then use the Linux RPM download button.)

    Download Microsoft Teams for Linux
    Download Microsoft Teams for Linux
  3. Double-click the *.deb file to launch the installer.

    Microsoft Teams installer for Linux
    Microsoft Teams installer for Linux
  4. Click the Install button.

    Microsoft Teams on Linux
    Microsoft Teams on Linux

After you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will install, and it’ll be available from the app menu.

How to install Microsoft Teams using commands on Ubuntu

To install the Teams app using command line, use these steps:

  1. Open Terminal.

  2. Type the following command and press Enter:

    curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Type the following command to download the package to install the app and press Enter:

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

    Download Teams packages
    Download Teams packages
  4. Type the following command and press Enter:

    sudo apt update
  5. Type the following command to install Microsoft Teams on the Linux distro and press Enter:

    sudo apt install teams

    Linux install Teams command
    Linux install Teams command

Once you complete the steps, the application will install on your Linux distribution. After the process, you can open the app by typing teams in the Terminal or from the app launcher.