Microsoft Teams is now available for Linux. You can download and install Microsoft Teams on your Linux OS. Linux users can download the native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats.
As per Microsoft “Microsoft Teams is available for Linux users in public preview, enabling high quality collaboration experiences for the open source community at work and in educational institutions. We are constantly improving based on community feedback, so please download and submit feedback based on your experience.”
Among all the Microsoft 365 apps, Microsoft Teams client is the first app that is coming to Linux desktops. You can read more about this announcement here.
Download Microsoft Teams for Linux
To download Microsoft Teams for Linux, click this link. Scroll down until you see Get Teams on all your devices. Microsoft offers Teams for following OS.
- Windows 64-bit
- Windows 32-bit
- Linux DEB 64-bit
- Linux RPM 64-bit
For you Linux OS you can either download Teams Linux DEB or Teams Linux RPM. The .deb files are meant for distributions of Linux that derive from Debian (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.). The .rpm files are used primarily by distributions that derive from Redhat based distros (Fedora, CentOS, RHEL) as well as by the openSuSE distro.
Since I have got Ubuntu running in my lab setup, I will download and install Microsoft Teams Linux DEB 64-bit.
If you access Teams download link from your browser within Linux, it suggests you to download the Teams for Linux.
After you download Microsoft Teams, you can open with Software Install (default) to install it.
Microsoft Teams has been installed. Close the window.
From the list of installed softwares, click Microsoft Teams – Preview. Sign-in to Teams with your account.
In terms of look and functionality it’s quite similar to what we see with Teams installed on Windows. The Teams for Linux is still in preview and I am sure in the coming months we will see more updates to this software.