Ubuntu – How to install Skype

skypesoftware installation

I want to install Skype, but I can't locate it in Software Center or by using Synaptic Package Manager. Can anyone help me?

Best Answer

  • All Ubuntu releases as of July 2017

    To install the Skype for Linux application (version 8+):

    1. Download the Deb package for Skype for Linux with your favourite web browser or HTTP client.

      • For a terminal-based solution use:

        wget https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb
    2. Install the Deb package with your favourite package manager, e. g. Software Center or GDebi.

      • For a terminal-based solution or to debug the package installation use:

        sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
    3. You’re done! When you installed the package it automatically added a repository […] to keep your installation of Skype up to date via Ubuntu's package update process.


    The new Skype application works only on 64-bit (amd64) installations of Ubuntu.

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