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
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
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