The recent version of Skype for Linux has improved a lot, Microsoft even added the features like screen sharing, chatbots and group chat to the Linux version of Skype. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest version of Skype on debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04.


Note: Steps are same for Ubuntu and Debian.

Update repo cache

Update your software repository cache

sudo apt-get update

Install gdebi

Gdebi is a simple tool for installing .deb packages and it also supports automatic resolving of dependencies.

sudo apt-get install gdebi

Download Skype for Linux

Now download latest skype package using wget command

wget https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb

Install Skype for Linux

Install the downloaded .deb package using gdebi

sudo gdebi skypeforlinux-64.deb

That’s It! Now you can start using Skype by typing skypeforlinux in terminal or from the applications menu

Categories: Tutorials

shyam jos

My name is Shyam Jos, I am a passionate Linux system administrator from Kochi, India. I am a strong advocate of using Linux and Open-Source software.

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