How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04

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How to install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04?. Skype is a multi-platform application that provides voice calls and video chat between computers, mobile devices, and tablets.

This guide will show you how to install the latest Skype on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04 on Linux system. Skype is installable on Linux, macOS and on Windows machines.

Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04 from .deb package

To get the most up to date release of Skype installed on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint, download the .deb package from the official download link using wget or similar tool.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y wget

Then install the downloaded package with apt command.

sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb

Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04 using Snap

Snap packages any app for every Linux desktop, server, cloud or device. Snaps are faster to install, easier to create, safer to run, and they update automatically and transactionally so your app is always fresh and never broken.

For CentOS / Fedora, use: Install Latest Skype on CentOS / Fedora

Install Snapd on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint

Install snapd first which is REST API daemon service that runs on your Linux system to manage snap packages (“snaps“).

sudo apt install snapd

Install Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint with Snap

After confirming that Snapd is installed and working, install latest Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint by running:

$ sudo snap install skype --classic
skype from Skype✓ installed

You can list installed snaps using the command:

$ snap list
Name               Version                     Rev    Tracking         Publisher   Notes
bare               1.0                         5      latest/stable    canonical✓  base
core               16-2.56                     13308  latest/stable    canonical✓  core
core18             20220428                    2409   latest/stable    canonical✓  base
core20             20220527                    1518   latest/stable    canonical✓  base
firefox            101.0.1-1                   1443   latest/stable/…  mozilla✓    -
gnome-3-28-1804    3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67  161    latest/stable    canonical✓  -
gnome-3-38-2004    0+git.09fbd6c               106    latest/stable/…  canonical✓  -
gtk-common-themes  0.1-79-ga83e90c             1534   latest/stable/…  canonical✓  -
skype                      211    latest/stable    skype✓      -
snap-store         41.3-60-gfe4703a            582    latest/stable/…  canonical✓  -

Once installation is done, launch Skype using the skype command or Applications launcher.


Uninstalling Skype on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04

If you would like to uninstall Skype on Ubuntu with snap, just run:

sudo snap remove skype

To update Skype, use:

$ sudo snap refresh skype
snap "skype" has no updates available

You now have Skype installed on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04 using the snap package manager or manually. Happy Skyping..


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