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 wget https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb
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 126.96.36.1991 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 188.8.131.521 211 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..