Skype is most popular applications for communication via Text, Audio and Video. You can do free audio and video calls online. Using Skype you can call international mobiles and landlines worldwide at affordable price. Today, Skype has its free version for Linux and Android operating systems. This guide will help you to install Skype on CentOS systems.
You must have logged in user account with sudo privileges for installation.
Install Skype on CentOS
Skype is not an open source application and it is not available in the CentOS repositories.
Follow below steps to install Skype application on your CentOS desktop.
First, you need to download latest Skype
.rpm package using below command:
Once the download is completed you need to install Skype by executing below command:
sudo yum localinstall ./skypeforlinux-64.rpm
Now, Skype is ready to use on your system. Start it by command line by typing
skypeforlinux or you can open it from GUI by clicking on Applications -> Internet -> Skype and search by typing Skype and click on Skype icon.
Update Skype on CentOS
Once you are installing Skype on your system, by default the official Skype repository will be added to your system. You also can verify that file content is there or not.
sudo cat /etc/yum.repos.d/skype-stable.repo
It should output as below:
This files content means that your Skype will be updated automatically when a new version is released.
Finally, you have learned how to install Skype on your CentOS 7 desktop system. If you have any questions or suggestion leave comment below.