Skype is most popular applications for communication via Text, Audio and Video. You can make online free audio and video calls over the internet. It is also providing service of international calling to mobiles and landlines worldwide at affordable price. Now a days, Skype has its free version for Linux and Android operating systems. This guide will help you to install Skype on Ubuntu systems.
You must have logged in as non-root user account with sudo privileges.
Install Skype on Ubuntu
Skype is not an open source application and it is not available in the Ubuntu repositories.
You need to follow below steps to install Skype application on your Ubuntu desktop.
At first, you need to download latest Skype
.deb package using below command:
Once the download is finished you need to install Skype by executing below command:
sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
Now, Skype is ready to use on your system. So you can start it by command line by typing
skypeforlinux or you can open it from UI by clicking on Activities and search by typing Skype and click on Skype icon.
Update Skype on Ubuntu
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.
It should output as below:
deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main
This files content means that your Skype will be updated automatically when a new version is released.
You have learned how to install Skype on your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop system. If you have any questions or suggestion leave comment below.