How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04

Remote access software lets you run a computer located across the room or across the country just like you were sitting in front of its keyboard and screen.

You connect to the remote machine using the app, and then everything you type and every move you make with the mouse gets sent to the remote machine until you click your mouse outside the remote access window on your local desktop.

This gives you access to your own desktop at home or at the office while you’re traveling with your laptop.

TeamViewer is a comprehensive remote access, remote control, and remote support solution that works with almost every desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, Raspberry Pi OS and iOS.

It’s an proprietary software, but does not require registration and is free of charge for non-commercial use. It has been installed on more than two billion devices.

TeamViewer is exceptionally well designed, with security-conscious professional users in mind.

TeamViewer lets you remote in to computers or mobile devices located anywhere in the world and use them as though you were there. Plus, you can remotely connect to servers, commercial-grade machines, and IoT devices from anywhere, at any time through our secure global remote access network.

Key Features of TeamViewer

Let’s look into some of the features of TeamViewer:

  • Easy Team Collaboration, Across All Your Devices
  • Join Meetings Instantly
  • Pre-Meeting Setup Screen
  • Record Meetings for Future Use
  • High-Definition Video Calls for Clear Collaboration
  • Share Multiple Monitors in 4K Clarity
  • Remote Control
  • Stay in Touch with Instant Chat

Advantages and Disadvantages

Every application has some advantages and disadvantages. Here we have listed our observations on TeamViewer.

Pros:

  • Comprehensive feature set.
  • Combines remote access and online meetings in one app.
  • Elegantly designed viewing window.
  • Free version for non-commercial use.
  • Multi-level security.
  • Multi-monitor support.

Cons:

  • Security features can be annoying.
  • Some options are difficult to find.
  • Expensive.

Installing TeamViewer using deb package

TeamViewer is proprietary computer software, and it is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. We’ll download and install the TeamViewer package from the official TeamViewer APT repository .

Step #1

Download the TeamViewer .deb package file using wget command as follows.

$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb

Alternatively you can download the package by visiting its official website.

Image Credit: teamviewer.com

Step #2

Now type the following command to install the downloaded package.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install ./teamviewer_15.22.3_amd64.deb

Note: When prompted Do you want to continue? [Y/n], type Y to continue the installation.

You can also install the package by running the following commands:

$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

That’s it, TeamViewer has been installed on your Ubuntu System, and you can start using it.

Starting TeamViewer

You can start the TeamViewer application either from the terminal by typing teamviewer or by clicking on the TeamViewer icon (Activities -> TeamViewer).

When TeamViewer is started for the first time, it will prompt you to agree to the licence agreement. Accept the terms in the license agreement by clicking on the “Accept License Agreement” button.

TeamViewer user interface:

How to Uninstall TeamViewer from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall TeamViewer application, type the following command.

$ sudo apt-get remove teamviewer

Conclusion

I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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