UPDATED 6/6/2023: If you’re required to use a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu, Debian, or Red Hat), you no longer need to use Windows 11 (or Windows 10) to connect with colleagues at work since Microsoft Teams is also available on Linux.
However, Microsoft has dropped the Teams apps for Linux in favor of the Progressive Web App (WPA) version of the service, which can also install on your computer for a more traditional experience.
Once you download and install the Microsoft Teams app, you can access all the same features available with the app on Windows, including chat, video meetings, calling, and collaboration on Office documents from your Microsoft 365 and business subscriptions within a single interface.
In the past, Microsoft provided a public download for Teams apps from the Microsoft Teams official page, but that’s no longer the case. However, you can still download a standalone application from the operating system’s app store, such as Ubuntu Software, or commands through the Snap store, or you can use the Progressive Web App (WPA) version of the service, which can also install on your computer for a more traditional experience.
- Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux (official)
- Install Microsoft Teams package on Ubuntu Linux (discontinued)
Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu Linux (official)
To install the Microsoft Teams web app on Linux with Google Chrome or Edge, use these steps:
Sign in with your Teams account credentials.
Choose the channel.
Click the Continue button.
Click the Install button (next to the URL).
Click the Install button again.
After you complete the steps, the Teams web app will install on the devices, offering you support for more capabilities, including custom backgrounds, gallery view, reactions, the raise-a-hand feature in meetings, as well as large gallery and Together mode views.
Install Microsoft Teams package on Ubuntu Linux (discontinued)
The Microsoft Teams app was available through various Linux app stores and repositories using the “apt” and “snap” commands, but the company has discontinued those methods in favor of the web app (instructions above).
I’m leaving the instructions below for reference.
Install Teams on Ubuntu Linux (discontinued)
To install the Microsoft Teams app on Ubuntu Linux, use these steps:
Open Ubuntu Software store.
Search for Microsoft Teams from the top-left corner.
Select the stable version of the Teams client.
Click the Install button.
Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will install and be available from the app menu.
Install Teams using commands (discontinued)
To install the Teams app with commands, use these steps:
Type the following command and press Enter:
sudo apt update
Type the following command to install Microsoft Teams on the Linux distro and press Enter:
sudo snap install teams
After 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.