How to install Skype 8 on Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, I will show you how to install Skype 8 on Ubuntu 18.04. We will download the Skype package from the official website and install it.

Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones.[5] Skype additionally provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype allows video conference calls.

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Download Skype Package

Firstly, we need to download the Skype Debian package from Official website. You can either use wget or you can download directly from the website. I am using wget. Execute the following command:


Now, we have downloaded Skype Package., let’s install it quickly.

Install Skype Ubuntu

Now let’s install Skype using apt install to install skype with all dependencies. Just execute the following path.

ck@ck:~$ sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'skypeforlinux' instead of './skypeforlinux-64.deb'
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 64 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/73,4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 243 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 /home/ck/skypeforlinux-64.deb skypeforlinux amd64 [73,4 MB]
Selecting previously unselected package skypeforlinux.
(Reading database ... 129712 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack /home/ck/skypeforlinux-64.deb ...
Unpacking skypeforlinux ( ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Setting up skypeforlinux ( ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ..

Skype has been installed with all the dependencies.

Launch Skype

Now its time to use Skype you can either start it from the terminal or use search it in applications.

From terminal:


Or just Search it in activities.

Install skype Ubuntu


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