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How To Install Skype on Linux Mint 20

Install Skype on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Skype on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Skype is the most popular communication application in the world that allows you to make free online audio and video calls. You can also use Skype for instant messaging text, audio, video, and images. One of the great features of Skype is its conference call feature.

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 the Skype video conferencing and chatting application on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20.
  • 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

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

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Skype on Linux Mint 20.

  • Install Skype from the official Linux Mint repository.

Now run the following command in the terminal, just copy and paste as it is in the terminal to install the Skype package:

sudo apt install skypeforlinux
  • Install Skype from the official website.

Now we download the latest Skype release from the official Skype repository:


Once the download is complete, run the following command to install it:

sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
  • Install Skype from Snap.

Run the following command to install Snap packages and Skype:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

To install Skype, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install skype

Step 3. Accessing Skype on Linux Mint.

Skype should now be installed on your Linux Mint system. Use Linux Mint’s application menu to start Skype or start Skype directly from your terminal:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Skype on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Skype website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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