TeamViewer is popular software that is used for remote access, file transfer, and online meetings/conferences between computers. It can be installed on major operating systems including Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS. You can read more about TeamViewer on their official web site.
This step by step guide focuses on different ways of installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
You need to have sudo or root privileges to install TeamViewer on your system.
Install TeamViewer Using Terminal
Since TeamViewer is proprietary software, you have to download it from their official web site by using the free wget package manager tool.
Open the terminal by pressing keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+t or by clicking the terminal icon.
Execute the following command to download the TeamViewer package in your current directory.
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
When you have successfully downloaded the TeamViewer on your system, execute the following command on the terminal to start installing it.
$ sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb
When you are prompted, press ‘y’ and then Enter key from your keyboard. The installation may take several minutes. Therefore, be patient.
Execute the following command on the terminal. This will launch TeamViewer.
The TeamViewer application is now ready for use.
Install TeamViewer using Graphical Installer
Open TeamViewer’s official download page in your favorite browser, and download the .deb package according to your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
Save the package in your Downloads directory.
Open your Downloads directory and locate the TeamViewer .deb package you have just downloaded. Right-click the package and select Open with Software Install.
Click Install from the below screenshot.
When prompted for authentication, provide your password and click Authenticate. Installation should begin and can take several minutes to complete.
After successful installation, you should see the following screenshot.
Uninstall or Remove TeamViewer
If you want to remove or uninstall the TeamViewer, execute the following command in the terminal.
$ sudo apt remove teamviewer
Have a good day!
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.