How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 / Ubuntu 17.10 / Ubuntu 16.04

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Skype is the most widely used voice over IP solution in the world, and it allows users to communicate with peers by voice. It has the option to make video calls, instant messaging and call to mobile phones.

Skype service between computer is free of charge whereas between the computers and mobile phones based on normal call rates. It supports multiple operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Here is the small post on how to install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 / Ubuntu 17.10 / Ubuntu 16.04.

Install Skype

Open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ).

Download the latest version of Skype.

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

Install the Skype using the apt-get command.

sudo apt-get install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb

Start Skype

Start the Skype application.

Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10: Activities >> Search for Skype.

Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 - Start Skype - Gnome
Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 – Start Skype – Gnome

Ubuntu 16.04: Dash Home >> Search for Skype.

Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 - Start Skype
Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 – Start Skype

OR

raj@desktop:~$ skypeforlinux
Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 - Start Skype From Terminal
Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 – Start Skype From Terminal

You can start making video calls by signing into Skype.

Skype running on Ubuntu 18.04:

Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 - Skype Running on Ubuntu 18.04
Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 – Skype Running on Ubuntu 18.04

Skype running on Ubuntu 16.04:

Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 - Skype Running on Ubuntu 16.04
Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 – Skype Running on Ubuntu 16.04

That’s All.

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