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How to install Microsoft Teams on Linux

Microsoft has a new Linux app out! It’s called Teams, and it’s their answer to the ever-popular Slack. If you use Microsoft Teams for work and need to get it running on Linux, follow along!

Note: As of now, the Microsoft Teams app is in preview mode and under development. Use this program at your own risk!

Ubuntu Linux installation instructions

Microsoft Teams is ready to install on Ubuntu Linux thanks to the fact that the company has released a standalone DEB package that users can download and install. If you’re using Ubuntu Linux and looking to get Teams working, launch a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, use the wget downloader command below to grab the latest release.

wget https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2112886 -O microsoft-teams.deb

Sit back, and let the wget downloader tool grab the Microsoft Teams package. It shouldn’t take too long. When the downloading process is complete, you can install the Microsoft Teams DEB package on your computer by using the Apt command below.

sudo apt install ./microsoft-teams.deb

Since in Ubuntu, we use the Apt package manager to install the DEB package, all dependencies should be set up. However, if for some reason you notice errors in the terminal prompt, please follow our guide here to learn how to solve the problem.

Debian installation instructions

Since there is a DEB package available for Microsoft Teams (which is targeted at Ubuntu Linux), you will be able to get it working on Debian Linux quickly. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, with the terminal window open, use the wget downloader tool to grab the latest Microsoft Teams DEB package from the internet.

wget https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2112886 -O microsoft-teams.deb

Once the wget downloader tool finishes downloading the Microsoft Teams DEB package from the internet, the installation can begin. Using the dpkg command, install it to your Debian Linux PC.

sudo dpkg -i microsoft-teams.deb

Following the installation of Teams on your Debian PC, you may notice some errors in the terminal prompt. These errors are typical when using the dpkg command. To fix the problem, read our guide here on how to fix Debian dependency errors.

Arch Linux installation instructions

On the Microsoft Teams download page, there is no indication that Arch Linux is supported. However, support doesn’t matter, as the Arch community has already created a stellar AUR package for users looking to get going with the app.

To start the installation of Microsoft Teams on Linux, launch a terminal window on the Linux desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T. Once the terminal window is open, use the Pacman package manager to install the “Git” and “Base-devel” packages.

sudo pacman -S base-devel git

After installing the “Git” and “Base-devel” on your Arch Linux PC, use the git clone command to download the Trizen AUR helper. With Trizen, installing Microsoft Teams on Arch Linux is a straightforward, automatic process.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
cd trizen

Install the Trizen AUR helper on your Arch Linux PC with the makepkg command.

makepkg -sri

Finally, load up the latest version of Microsoft Teams for Linux via the trizen command.

trizen -S teams

Fedora installation instructions

Microsoft has an RPM package ready to download for Teams. So, if you use Fedora Linux, you’ll have an easy time getting everything working. To start the installation, launch a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T. Then, with the terminal window open, download the latest RPM file with wget.

wget https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2112907 -O microsoft-teams.rpm

When the RPM package file is done downloading to your Fedora Linux computer, the next step in the installation is to use the Dnf package manager to install the Teams RPM package file.

sudo dnf install microsoft-teams.rpm

OpenSUSE installation instructions

OpenSUSE users looking to use Microsoft Teams are in luck. Since they took the time to release an RPM package file (undoubtedly for Fedora), it is effortless to get the app working on their OS as well.

To install the RPM version of Microsoft Teams on OpenSUSE, you must first launch a terminal window. Press Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, with the terminal window open, use wget to download the latest RPM release.

wget https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2112907 -O microsoft-teams.rpm

Once the Microsoft Teams RPM package finishes downloading on your OpenSUSE Linux PC, use the Zypper tool to complete the installation.

sudo zypper install microsoft-teams.rpm

Flatpak installation instructions

Microsoft Teams has made its way into the Flathub Flatpak store. So, if you’re not using Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or OpenSUSE, it is still possible to quickly gain access to Microsoft’s new Slack competitor.

To start the installation, follow our guide on enabling the Flatpak runtime on Linux. It is required to download software from Flathub. Then, when you’ve enabled the runtime, use the commands below to install Teams.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

flatpak install flathub com.github.IsmaelMartinez.teams_for_linux

Snap package installation instructions

Microsoft Teams is now on the Ubuntu Snap Store. To install this version of the app, start by following our guide on how to enable the Snapd runtime. Snapd is required to run Snap packages.

After setting up the Snapd runtime on your Linux PC, use the snap install command below to get the latest release of Microsoft Teams.

sudo snap install teams-for-linux

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