How to Install MS Teams on Pop!_OS

Microsoft Teams is closed source software launched in 2017 primarily used for online meetings and document sharing. MS Teams can be installed on mobile phones and computers as well as available on all desktop operating systems including the distributions of Linux like Pop!_OS, Ubuntu, and Debian. In this write-up, we will discuss the installation procedure of MS Teams on Pop!_OS, but before proceeding towards the installation let us understand the basic functionality of MS Teams.

What is MS Teams

MS Teams are used to organize online meetings with a single person or a group of people. This program has been quite beneficial in the time of pandemic specifically to hold business meetings and online classes. The dominant features of this application are:

  • Virtual meetings
  • Calling and instant messages
  • File sharing
  • Rooms to manage teams

What are the methods of installation of MS Teams on Pop!_OS?

There are different methods for the installation of MS Teams on Pop!_OS:

  • By downloading the deb package from its website
  • Using Flatpak
  • Using Snapcraft store

How to install MS Teams on Pop!_OS using the deb package

The repository of Pop!_OS does not contain any MS Teams packages, but we can install it on Pop!_OS by downloading from the official website of MS Teams. Before proceeding towards the installation, it is recommended to update the repository of Pop!_OS using the command:

$ sudo apt update

The packages all are up to date, download the deb package of MS Teams with the help of the wget command along -c flag which resumes the downloaded file from the previous one if the internet connection is lost during the installation, and similarly use the -O flag to save the output with the name of Teams.deb:

$ wget -c <a href="https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams/pool/main/t/teams/teams_1.4.00.26453_amd64.deb">https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams/pool/main/t/teams/teams_1.4.00.26453_amd64.deb</a> -O Teams.deb

From the output, it can be seen that it has been successfully connected to the Microsoft server and started downloading the deb package of MS Teams. On completion of downloading, list down the contents of the directory to confirm the downloading of Teams.deb:

$ ls

For the installation of the deb package, run the command in the same directory where the deb package has been downloaded:

$ sudo apt install ./Teams.deb

To launch the MS Teams, execute the following command:

$ teams

After a few moments, the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of MS Teams will be appeared, in which you can log in by entering your login credentials:

Removing the MS Teams: To remove the MS Teams from Pop!_OS, type the below given command in the terminal and press ENTER key:

$ sudo apt purge teams -y

How to install MS Teams on Pop!_OS from Flatpak

You can also install MS Teams on Pop!_OS by using the Flatpak utility, but before going towards it, you have to install the Flatpak in Pop!_OS by using the command:

$ sudo apt install flatpak

In our Pop!_OS, it is installed already. Now we will run the below-mentioned command to install the package of MS Teams:

$ flatpak install flathub com.microsoft.Teams

When the ENTER key is pressed to execute the command, it will ask if you want to continue installing, type “y” and press the ENTER key, another statement will appear asking to proceed with the changes, again type “y” and press the ENTER key.

When the installation will be completed, a message of “Installation completed” will be displayed on the screen:

To run the application of MS Teams using flatpak, execute the command:

$ flatpak run com.microsoft.Teams

The MS Teams GUI (graphical user interface) will be displayed.

Removing the MS Teams: When there is no need for MS Teams, you can remove it using the flatpak utility:

$ flatpak uninstall com.microsoft.Teams

It will confirm before proceeding towards uninstallation of MS Teams, type “y” and press the ENTER key to continue the uninstallation.

How to install MS Teams on Pop!_OS by Snapcraft store

For the installation of MS Teams on Pop!_OS from Snapcraft store, first we have to install the snapd in Pop!_OS which we can install by running the command:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Like flatpak, snapd is also already installed in our Pop!_OS, but you can install it from the above command, after the installation of snapd, we will install MS Teams by using the command:

$ sudo snap install teams-insiders

It will take a bit long time to download the package and install it, once it is done, launch it by clicking on the activities and typing “teams” in the search bar:

Click on the icon of Microsoft Teams:

The MS Teams will be launched successfully.

Removing MS Teams: We can remove the MS Teams on Pop!_OS by snapd utility using the command:

$ sudo snap remove teams-insiders


Microsoft Teams is a platform through which people can communicate virtually, call each other, send messages, files, organize meetings, and conduct classes. Microsoft Teams can be installed on any device including desktops, tablets, and smartphones  In this write-up, the installation procedure of the MS Teams has been discussed in the Pop!_OS. We have discussed the installation by three methods in detail; by downloading the deb package from its official website, by using flatpak utility, and through snapcraft store. The convenient method is by downloading its deb package from its official website which will always be up to date and takes less time as compared to the other two methods.

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