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. It is cross-platform, available on Android systems, Windows, Linux, and macOS. This guide explains how to install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04.
Skype is not an open-source application hence the standard Ubuntu repositories does not includes it. Skype can be install using a snap package or as a deb package from the Skype repositories.
Install using Snap
Microsoft is maintaining the Skype snap package. It is easy to install and upgrade via snap package. Snaps are software packages and includes the binary all dependencies need to run the application.
You can install snap packages via command-line or Ubuntu software application.
Run the below command to install Skype snap package on your system:
sudo snap install skype --classic
That’s it. Skype is installed now on your Ubuntu system, and ready to use it.
The Skype package will be automatically update in the background when new release is available.
Installing Skype with apt
The official Microsoft
Apt repositories providing Skype package. Follow the below steps to install it:
1. Download latest Skype
2. Install Skype
Once the download is complete, install Skype using below command:
sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
It may prompt you to enter password.
When a new version is released, update the Skype package run the following command on your terminal:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
This tutorial explained how to install Skype using two different methods on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
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