Zoom is a popular online communication platform used for Chats, Video conferencing, Mobile collaboration, Online meetings, and for holding webinars. The Zoom Client runs on Linux, Windows, macOS and Mobile devices – both Android and iPhone. This short guide will cover the installation of Zoom client on Kali Linux. Zoom really is a good solution for web presentations, demos, and even internal Company conferencing

Install Zoom Client on Kali Linux 2021.x

We will download Zoom package for Debian based systems from the Zoom Download Centre and install it with the apt package manager.

If you don’t have the wget command line tool, install it using the command.

sudo apt -y install wget

Once wget is installed, pull the latest release of Zoom package.

 wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb

You can then install Zoom Client on Kali Linux with the apt or dpkg package manager command.

sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb

If there are any dependencies to be installed it will be done automatically without your intervention. So when asked if to proceed with the installation, agree by pressing the y key.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'zoom' instead of './zoom_amd64.deb'
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  figlet finger firebird3.0-common firebird3.0-common-doc freerdp2-x11
  gdal-data libarmadillo9 libarpack2 libbson-1.0-0 libcfitsio8 libcharls2
  libconfig-inifiles-perl libdap25 libdapclient6v5 libepsilon1
  libfbclient2 libfreerdp-client2-2 libfreerdp2-2 libfreexl1 libfyba0
  libgeotiff5 libhdf4-0-alt libkmlbase1 libkmldom1 libkmlengine1
  libmemcached11 libmongoc-1.0-0 libnetcdf15 libodbc1 libogdi4.1
  libqhull7 libspatialite7 libssh-4 libsuperlu5 liburiparser1 libwinpr2-2
  libxerces-c3.2 medusa odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 python3-aiohttp
  python3-aioredis python3-ajpy python3-apscheduler python3-async-timeout
  python3-git python3-gitdb python3-multidict python3-pyexploitdb
  python3-pyfiglet python3-pyshodan python3-pysmi python3-pysnmp4
  python3-quamash python3-smmap python3-tld python3-yarl python3-yaswfp
  rwho rwhod sparta-scripts toilet-fonts wapiti xsltproc
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  dconf-cli dconf-gsettings-backend dconf-service gir1.2-ibus-1.0 ibus
  ibus-data ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 im-config libdconf1 libegl1-mesa
  libgl1-mesa-glx libibus-1.0-5 libxcb-xtest0 python3-ibus-1.0
Suggested packages:
  ibus-clutter ibus-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  dconf-cli gir1.2-ibus-1.0 ibus ibus-data ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 im-config
  libegl1-mesa libgl1-mesa-glx libibus-1.0-5 libxcb-xtest0
  python3-ibus-1.0 zoom
The following packages will be upgraded:
  dconf-gsettings-backend dconf-service libdconf1
3 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 813 not upgraded.
Need to get 7,361 kB/80.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 322 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

The version of package installed can be confirmed using the following command.

$ apt policy zoom
Installed: 3.5.385850.0413
Candidate: 3.5.385850.0413
Version table:
*** 3.5.385850.0413 100
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Launch Zoom on Kali Linux 2021.x

Launch Zoom client from command line or from Desktop Launcher.

launch zoom debian ubuntu

You can then join a meeting with invitation ID.

install zoom client kali linux 01

Input the meeting ID and your name to be displayed once you join the meeting.

install zoom client kali linux 02

Or login to Zoom and create meetings, have chats and make Video calls with Zoom.

install zoom client kali linux 03

This marks the end of our guide on how to install Zoom Client on Kali Linux. Usage should be a straightforward process. But you can visit the Help Center page if you need steps on how to use specific Zoom feature.

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