TeamViewer is a freemium, cross-platform, and proprietary tool by Microsoft that allows users to remotely connect with other computers that have TeamViewer installed.

This way, you can receive or provide technical assistance to individuals anywhere in the world with just an internet connection, TeamViewer installed on both systems, and sharing credentials such as a partner ID and password.

Despite being closed-source, you can still use this tool to perform tasks like sharing desktop, clipboard, and file transfers between computers without registering with Microsoft.

In this article, I'll show you how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 24.04, Ubuntu 23.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04, or other versions.

How to Install TeamViewer in Ubuntu

In just three simple steps, you can quickly install the latest version of TeamViewer on your Ubuntu system.

Step 1: Update System Packages

It's always advisable to update your package list and installed packages to make sure everything is proper. Therefore, open your terminal and execute this command:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
updating ubuntu system

Step 2: Download TeamViewer DEB Package

You need to now visit the TeamViewer download page and download the Teamviewer Full Client DEB package for Ubuntu/Debian that comes for x86-64-bit, x86-32-bit, and ARM devices (e.g., Raspberry Pi).

downloading teamviewer deb package

Alternatively, you can also download TeamViewer using the wget command-line tool from your Linux terminal.

# For latest desktop and laptop running on 64-bit architecture.
$ wget

# For older desktop and laptop running on 32-bit architecture.
$ wget

# For ARM devices running on 64-bit architecture.
$ wget

# For ARM devices running on 32-bit architecture.
$ wget

Step 3: Install TeamViewer in Ubuntu

Once you've downloaded the TeamViewer DEB package for your Ubuntu system, open the file manager, navigate to the downloads directory, right-click on the downloaded package, and select "Open With Software Install". This will open a new window where you need to click on the "Install" button to proceed with TeamViewer installation.

install teamviewer from gui

Alternatively, you can also open your Linux terminal, go to the downloads directory, and install TeamViewer using the command line.

$ cd ~/Downloads/
$ sudo apt install ./teamviewer_*.deb
installing teamviewer on ubuntu

How to Launch and Use TeamViewer in Ubuntu

Once the installation is complete, you can launch TeamViewer from the application menu or use the teamviewer command to start it from your Linux terminal.

launching teamviewer on ubuntu

When you launch it for the first time, it will ask you to agree to its terms and conditions. You can continue by clicking on the "I accept the EULA and the DPA" checkbox, followed by the "Continue" button.

accepting teamviewer license agreement

A TeamViewer main window will now appear, showing your unique ID and password, which you can share with others to allow them to connect to your system.

teamviewer installed on ubuntu

To connect to someone else, ask them for their credentials and enter the unique ID under the "Partner ID" field, followed by the password when prompted.

How to Uninstall TeamViewer in Ubuntu

To remove TeamViewer from your Ubuntu system, use this command:

$ sudo apt remove --purge teamviewer

It will remove TeamViewer along with its configuration.

Wrap Up

The installation of TeamViewer on Ubuntu is pretty simple; if you encounter any difficulty during installation, you can ask for assistance in the comment section.