How do I install TeamViewer in Ubuntu

How do I install Teamviewer on Ubuntu 04/18/2021

TeamViewer is a cross-platform solution that can be used for remote control, desktop sharing and file transfer between computers.

TeamViewer is proprietary computer software and is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. This tutorial explains how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04. The same instructions apply to Ubuntu 16.04 and all other Debian-based distributions, including Debian, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS.


Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges.

Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu

At the time of this writing, the latest stable version of TeamViewer is version 14.0.12762.

Follow the steps below to install TeamViewer on your Ubuntu system:

1. Download TeamViewer

Open your terminal by clicking the keyboard shortcut or on the terminal icon.

Download the latest TeamViewer package with the following wget command:

2. Install TeamViewer

Install the TeamViewer package by entering the following command as a user with sudo permissions:

At the command prompt, type to continue the installation.

Start TeamViewer

TeamViewer is installed on your Ubuntu system, you can either via the command line by clicking or on the TeamViewer icon ():

Congratulations, at this point you have TeamViewer installed on your Ubuntu desktop. You can now connect to your friend or client computer and provide immediate assistance.

Update TeamViewer

During the installation process, the official TeamViewer repository will be added to your system. You can use the cat command to check the contents of the file:

This ensures that your TeamViewer installation is automatically updated when a new version is released via your desktop standard software update tool.


In this tutorial, we showed you how to install TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop.

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