How To Install Skype on CentOS 8

Install Skype on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Skype on your CentOS 8.  For those of you who didn’t know, Skype is a very popular communication software. Skype can be used for audio and video communication as well as text. You can also call a landline at a small cost via skype. Skype also offers some rich features like voice mail, video chat, instant messaging, call forwarding, conference calling, and many more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Skype on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Skype on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Enable Getpagespeed Extras repository:

Now we add Getpagespeed repository to your system using the following command below:

sudo dnf install -y https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-el8-latest.rpm

Step 3. Install Skype on CentOS 8.

Installing Skype using the following command below:

sudo dnf install skypeforlinux

Step 4. Accessing Skype on CentOS.

After the installation you can start skype either from the command line using the skype command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Skype Communication tool for free calls and chat on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Skype website.

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