How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Skype is one of the most popular communication applications in the world that allows you to make free online audio and video calls. While Skype to Skype calls and instant messaging are free, however, you must pay to use some features, such as sending SMS texts or calling outside of Skype to mobile or landline phone numbers. Skype is supported on all major platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.

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 Skype on a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server.

Install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Skype on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Skype from source

Run the commands below to download the latest version of Skype:

wget https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb

Then, install Skype using the following command:

sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
  • Install Skype using snap

To install the Skype snap package, simply type the following command:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install skype --classic

Step 3. Accessing Skype.

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

skype

Install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Skype on your Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Skype website.

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