In this tutorial we learn how to install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
Skype is a chat and call application that allow millions of people to connect with each other on a daily basis.
Several important features of Skype:
- Audio and HD Video Calling
- Smart Messaging
- Screen sharing
- Call Recording and Live Subtitles
- Call Phones (with affordable pricing
- Private conversation
You can read more details about Skype features, on Skype website.
- Sudo access to Ubuntu Linux 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). Variant of Ubuntu like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu should also work with this tutorial
Install Skype From Deb Package
There are two methods to install skype. The first one is by downloading a
.deb package. This section will teach you how to do this method.
Step 1 – Download Skype .deb package
.deb package using wget. You can use the command below.
wget -c https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb
Step 2 – Install Skype Using dpkg
Install the downloaded package using the command below.
sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb
This will fail due to unsatisfied dependencies.
Step 3 – Install Skype Dependencies
Run the command below to let apt finish the installation by installing Skype package dependencies.
sudo apt-get install -f
Skype installed you can choose from desktop or you can run from the command line using the command below.
Install Skype From Repository
Another method to install Skype is by installing it from Skype repository.
Step 1 – Add Skype GPG Public Key
Add Skype GPG Public Key. This will be used by apt to verify the package downloaded by it is not corrupted.
curl -s https://repo.skype.com/data/SKYPE-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -
Step 2 – Create Skype Repository File
Create new file named
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ using command below.
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list
Step 3 – Update apt database
sudo apt-get update
Install Skype Package
Install Skype package using the command below.
sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux
In this tutorial we learn how to install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04. We learn two methods to install Skype on Ubuntu.
The first method is installing the
.deb package directly. The second method is installing Skype from repository.
I hope this tutorial will enable you to communicate to your family, friends, co-workers, using Skype.