How can I install Microsoft Teams on Linux?

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The video conference and chat service "Microsoft Teams" can also be installed on Linux. How to do this and what you should pay attention to, you can find out here.

The video conference and chat service "Microsoft Teams" can also be installed on Linux. How to do this and what you should pay attention to, you can find out here.

Can I install Microsoft Teams on Linux?

Yes, but there is something to consider . Microsoft has also released Microsoft Teams for Linux since 2019 – but initially in a preview version . That means it can still contain errors or bugs. In addition, after the installation and registration with our Microsoft account, we received the following message:

This version of Teams only supports work, school, or college accounts that are managed by an organization. "

This means that if your Microsoft Teams account does not meet this requirement, installation is probably pointless anyway. We do not yet know when there will be a final version of Microsoft Teams for Linux.

Our Microsoft account did not meet the requirements mentioned. Image: GIGA

Which Linux distributions does Microsoft Teams work on?

Microsoft Teams is available for Linux in the DEB and RPM installation formats. This means that Linux distributions that use the package manager “apt” or “yum” can install the program. These include, for example:

DEB: Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Pop! _OS / Deepin RPM: Fedora / OpenSUSE / CentOS / Red Hat (Enterprise) Linux

When installing the DEB or RPM package, the associated package source (repository) is also installed automatically. These are:

DEB:

https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams stable main

RPM:

https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teams

Install Microsoft Teams on Linux

You install Microsoft Teams in Linux either via the DEB or RPM file that Microsoft provides, or you can do it right away via the terminal.

With DEB or RPM file

1st step:

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Opens the Microsoft website for Microsoft Teams. Click on " Download for desktop ".

2nd step:

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Select either the DEB or RPM file , depending on which Linux distribution you are using. In our example we are using Linux Mint. Save the file in a location of your choice, for example in "Personal Folder".

3rd step:

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Double click on the DEB file. Confirm with the " Install package " button and enter your password. If you see the message “ Additional programs need to be installed ”, click “ Continue ”. After the installation you can close all windows and delete the DEB file from the "personal folder" as it is no longer needed.

Via terminal for Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, …

Open the terminal and enter the following commands:

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add – sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams stable main"> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list' sudo apt update sudo apt install teams Via terminal for Fedora / CentOS / Red Hat (Enterprise) Linux

Enter these commands in the terminal:

sudo rpm –import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc sudo sh -c ‚echo -e„ nname = teamsnbaseurl = https: //packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teamsnenabled=1ngpgcheck = 1ngpgkey = https: //packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc “> /etc/yum.repos.d/teams.repo 'yum check-update sudo yum install teams Per terminal in OpenSUSE based distributions sudo rpm – -import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc sudo sh -c ‚echo -e„ nname = teamsnbaseurl = https: //packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teamsnenabled=1nautorefresh=1nkeeppackages= 0ntype = rpm-mdngpgcheck = 1ngpgkey = https: //packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc “> /etc/zypp/repos.d/teams.repo 'sudo zypper refresh sudo zypper install teams

Source: Microsoft

Start Microsoft Teams

You can find the installed program under your applications. Image: GIGA

Press the Windows or Super key to open the start menu, the launcher or the application overview (this depends on your Linux distribution). Now type in " teams " and click on " Microsoft Teams – Preview " to start the program.

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