Install Zoom Client for Kali Linux 2.0

Kali Linux is one of the favorite Linux distros of security testers and in case you are also using it, and want to know how to install Zoom Video conferencing client on Kali’s latest version then here is the tutorial on the same.

Zoom is a popular online meeting software that provides both video and voice conferencing solutions to individuals and enterprises. Although it is a premium service, there are free plans as well, of course with some limitations. So, that individuals and enterprises with often requirements of video conferencing can easily use the Zoom service without paying.

Zoom for Kali Linux installation Steps

The steps of its installation for Kali Linux 2020.1,2,3 will be the same for Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and other Debian based operating systems.

Open command terminal

Run the command terminal either using the icon given in the taskbar or using the keyboard shortcut that is CTRL+ALT+T.

Now, run the update command to rebuild the cache and make sure all the installed packages are up to date.

sudo apt update

Download Zoom Client for Linux

The Zoom for Linux is available on the official website of the service provider, here is the link. When you are on the download page, from the drop-down box select the Debian as the operating system and leave the other things as it is.

Zoom Client for Linux

Install Zoom on Kali

Now, we have the package that we need to install the Zoom client on Kali Linux. As we have downloaded the deb file of this tool using a browser, therefore by default it will be in our system’s Downloads folder.

Switch to the Downloads folder.

cd Downloads

Run the below command to install it along with the dependencies it needs.

sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb


Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'zoom' instead of './zoom_amd64.deb'
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 1102 not upgraded.
Need to get 7,365 kB/52.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 223 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y

Run the Client

Click on the start button represented by the Kali logo in the taskbar. Now search for Zoom. Once it open, click on the Join Meeting button and enter the ID to start having the video or voice calls.

Install Zoom client for Kali Linux

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