How to Install Skype in Linux Ubuntu

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This article focus on how to install Skype in the Linux Ubuntu operating system. The version of the Linux Ubuntu operating system is ‘Linux Ubuntu 19.10’. The command for checking the version is available by executing the command in the following :

user@hostname:/home/user/Downloads# lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    core-11.0.1ubuntu1-noarch:printing-11.0.1ubuntu1-noarch:security-11.0.1ubuntu1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 19.10
Release:    19.10
Codename:   eoan

Using the above output command output as a reference, it is actually providing an additional information to make sure that the installation of the application is really exist in the Linux Ubuntu 19.10. The following is the step for installing Skype in the Linux Ubuntu 19.10 :

1. First of all, try to download the installation source of the Skype application from the available and official website. Just execute the following command to download the skype installer using ‘wget’ tool :

user@hostname:~/Downloads$ wget
--2020-03-16 16:48:21--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: [following]
--2020-03-16 16:48:22--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2020-03-16 16:48:24--
Resolving (, xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx::xxxx, xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx::xxxx
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 79721256 (76M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘skypeforlinux-64.deb’

skypeforlinux-64.deb                               100%[================================================================================================================>]  76,03M   854KB/s    in 78s     

2020-03-16 16:49:42 (995 KB/s) - ‘skypeforlinux-64.deb’ saved [79721256/79721256]


2. After successfully downloading the installer, don’t forget to execute or to install the installer using the following command :

user@hostname:~/Downloads$ sudo su - 
[sudo] password for user: 
root@hostname:~# cd /home/user/Downloads/
root@hostname:/home/user/Downloads# chmod +x skypeforlinux-64.deb 
root@hostname:/home/user/Downloads# dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package skypeforlinux.
(Reading database ... 392595 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack skypeforlinux-64.deb ...
Unpacking skypeforlinux ( ...
Setting up skypeforlinux ( ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.63ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.32.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...

Make sure to execute the above command installation as an super user, admin or a root account.

3. Continue on the previous step, just type ‘skype’ to be able to search the installed skype application as in the following image :

4. Select the Skype or to be more precise, click the Skype icon, the following image of the Skype application running will appear :

5. Since the Skype application appear normally, continue on to use the application by either logging in or registering a new account of Skype.

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