Microsoft Teams for Linux

How to for installing Microsoft Teams in a Linux Environment

Posted by     "Erwin Bierens" on Thursday, January 23, 2020


This how to is written for debian distro based operating systems. During this test i’m using Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.3 LTS.

Installing Microsoft Teams

First of all download the right client package for Microsoft Teams.

For my Ubuntu desktop i’m using the DEB 64-bit installer. You can also download the package using wget.

Teams Installer Download

Download the package from the Teams website. You can find the latest version right here (Right click the version and copy the link)


Installing the package:

    sudo dpkg -i teams_1.3.00.958_amd64.deb

Teams Installer Download

After Microsoft Teams is installed, you can start Teams with command teams

Create shortcut on the Desktop

First of all download the gnome tool to create shotcuts.

    sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel

Now let’s create our shortcut on the desktop

    gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new

Teams Create

Use the following command to launch:

  • Type = Application
  • Name = Microsoft Teams
  • Command = /usr/bin/teams
  • Comment = Microsoft Teams

And click OK.

Teams Create

Now you will see a desktop icon for Teams. Teams icon Linux Desktop

Double click the icon and click Trust and Launch to open Teams.

Teams untrusted application launcher

Teams will now open Teams Linux logon screen

Login with your credentials and have fun!

Teams logged in

Add Microsoft to your repository

If you want to update Microsoft Teams client with the use of your package manager (Aptitude) you can add the repository of microsoft to your sources list.

    curl | sudo apt-key add -

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/MicrosoftTeams.list'

Removing Microsoft Teams from Linux

Remove Teams: First find the full package name

    sudo dpkg -l | grep Teams

Remove Teams installation:

    sudo dpkg -r <program_name>

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