How to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu

Microsoft Teams is now available on progressive web app. 

Microsoft Teams is a proprietary enterprise communication platform developed by Microsoft and is a collaborative application that brings together chat capabilities, Calls, collaboration and meetings via a single interface to facilitate teamwork.

This tool is available on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and recently on Linux.

Below is how to install the Teams client on Ubuntu 22.04 client.

Prerequisites

  • Linux distributions supporting . deb and . rpm packages

Teams client installation

1. Update your operating system

Open a Terminal and execute this command line
  • sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

2. Install prerequisites packages

Execute this command line in Terminal
  • sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2 -y

3. Import the GPG Key

Execute this command line in Terminal
  • wget -O- https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/ms-teams.gpg

4. Import repository

Execute this command line in Terminal
  • echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/ms-teams.gpg] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ms-teams.list
Update APT cache
  • sudo apt update

5. Microsoft Teams client installation

Execute this command line in Terminal
  • sudo apt install teams -y
You can also install the Insider version by executing the following command line:
  • sudo apt install teams-insiders -y

6. Launch and configure Microsoft Teams client

The application is now installed on your computer, you only have to run Teams and enter your credentials.


Teams Client Update

Run standard update commands for all APT packages.
  • sudo apt update
If updates are available, run the standard upgrade command to perform the update(s)
  • sudo apt upgrade

Uninstall Teams client

If you want to remove Teams from your system, use the following command to remove it.
  • sudo apt autoremove teams* -y
If you plan to not re-install Teams again, delete the repository.
  • sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list
After deleting the repository list file, delete the GPG key.
  • sudo rm /usr/share/keyrings/ms-teams.gpg

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