How To Install Skype on Debian 10

Install Skype on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Skype on Debian 10. 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 with 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 through the step-by-step installation of Skype on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.

Install Skype on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Skype on Debian 10.

We now download the latest Skype deb package:


Once the download is complete, install Skype using the following command:

sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb

Step 3. Accessing Skype.

Skype can be launched from the command line by typing skypeforlinux or by clicking on the Skype icon (Applications -> Internet -> Skype).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Skype on Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Skype website.

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