How to Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Microsoft Teams is a proprietary business communication platform developed by Microsoft and is a collaboration application built for chat, calling, collaboration, and meetings all in one place to make it easier for teams to stay organized and connected easier than using several other communication platforms separately.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish by importing the official GPG key and repository and installing the latest Teams or Teams insiders build, along with how to maintain and remove using the command line terminal.

Update Ubuntu

The first step is to make sure your system is up-to-date to avoid issues during the installation and for good practice. This is done by opening your terminal and using the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Required Packages

To complete the installation, you will need to install the following software packages by using the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2 -y

If you are unsure, run the command; it will not harm you.

These are the most common software packages found on nearly all Linux distributions.

Create & Import Repository

Import GPG Key

The first task is to import the GPG KEY to verify the authenticity of the downloaded packages using the following command.

wget -O- | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/ms-teams.gpg

Import Repository

Now, import the official Microsoft Teams repository using the following command.

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/ms-teams.gpg] stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ms-teams.list

Lastly, update your APT cache.

sudo apt update

Install Microsoft Teams

The next part of the installation of Microsoft Teams is to proceed with the actual installation using the following command.

sudo apt install teams -y

Alternatively, you can install the team’s insiders using the following command.

sudo apt install teams-insiders -y

How to Launch Microsoft Teams

Now that you have the client installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

Using the command line terminal, you can open the browser quickly by using the following command.


The best way to use Microsoft Teams for desktop users that prefer not to use the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path.

Activities > Show Applications > Microsoft Teams {version}


How to Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Once launched, you will get to the get started screen. From here, you can log on and use Microsoft Teams.


How to Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to Update Microsoft Teams

Run the standard update commands for future updates for Teams and any default APT packages.

sudo apt update

When updates are available, run the standard upgrade command as you would with any other APT available updates.

sudo apt upgrade

Some users do not like the terminal and use it to ensure that whatever GUI methods you have set up are working correctly. The terminal often never fails unless something has gone wrong.

How to Remove (Uninstall) Microsoft Teams

When you no longer want the Teams installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

sudo apt autoremove teams* -y

Remove the repository if you plan not to re-install Teams again.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list

After removing the repository list file, remove the GPG.

sudo rm /usr/share/keyrings/ms-teams.gpg

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to import the official repository and install the latest version of MS Teams on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish.

Microsoft Teams is a powerful workplace collaboration tool that can help reduce email dependency and improve communication. In this tutorial, you learned how to install the software and import the official repository. If you are looking for an efficient way to communicate with coworkers or collaborate on projects, Microsoft Teams may be the right solution.


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