Skype is one of the world’s most popular communication tools, allowing you to call your friends, family, and colleagues across the globe over the Internet for free.
Skype has revolutionized the way people communicate, and it’s now available on just about every platform imaginable, from smartphones to video game consoles to computers and laptops.
Setup Skype Repository
Skype package is available as a deb package for download from the official page. But, here, we will configure the repository to download and install it through the
apt package manager.
Update the repository index using the apt command
sudo apt update
Install the HTTPS support for apt to get packages from Skype and other repositories.
sudo apt install -y curl apt-transport-https
Download and import the Skype signing GPG key to your system. Perform the steps based on your operating system.
curl -sSL https://repo.skype.com/data/SKYPE-GPG-KEY | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/skype-keyring.gpg
curl -s https://repo.skype.com/data/SKYPE-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -
Now, add the Skype repository to your system.
echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/skype-keyring.gpg] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list
Install Skype on Debian
First, update the repository index.
sudo apt update
Then, install Skype with the below command.
sudo apt install -y skypeforlinux
Once the Skype installation is completed, you start it from the command line with
skypeforlinux or by going to Activities » Search for Skype.
You can now sign in to Skype with your account and start making calls to your loved ones.
Since the system already has the Skype repository, you can use the
apt to update the Skype to the latest version at any time.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade skypeforlinux