How to install Microsoft Teams on Linux

Most people would agree that Linux is a great tool for us developers and overall, it’s probably the best operating system for software development. With the way the industry works today we often use direct messenger tools to communicate with other team members.

Microsoft often overlook Linux when releasing software packages but with teams they have made an exception.

You can get the Teams package from the Teams website https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-teams/download-app and then install it with a package manger like dpkg or often the built-in package manager that often comes with a distro.

When on Linux most people like to do things from the command line, so the below are some instruction on how to get up and running from the command line.

Firstly, open your favorite terminal

Type the following command and press enter

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add –

Then the following

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

Now apt can be updated, to do this type the following then press enter

sudo apt update


Now the Microsoft Teams app can be installed on the Linux distro with the following command

sudo apt install teams

Once all these steps have been completed the application will be installed. You can now open the app by typing teams in the Terminal or from the app launcher menu.



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