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How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Skype is a video chat and voice calls application that allows you to send a message to your friends, make both, audio and video calls to them in HD quality, and record the calls as well. Skype is generally free to use, but there are certain features that may incur charges. Skype is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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 voice-over IP messenger. on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • Since Skype is an online application, you’ll need an active internet connection to download and install the necessary packages.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • Some of the installation methods require administrative privileges, so you’ll need to have sudo access or be logged in as the root user.

Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Skype on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Method 1: Install Skype from the official source.

Debian packages (.deb) are precompiled packages that include all the files necessary to install a program.

By default, Skype’s package does not come in the default repository of Ubuntu 22.04. Now run the following command below to download the deb package of Skype from the official page:

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

After the downloaded file is done, now install the latest version of Skype using the below command:

sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

After the installation is complete, you can launch Skype from the application menu or by running skypeforlinux in the terminal.

  • Method 2: Install via Snap Package Manager

Snap is a package management system that allows you to install applications in a sandboxed environment. This method provides security and ensures that the app is isolated from the rest of your system.

If the Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Skype, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install skype --classic

This command will download and install the latest version of Skype from the Snap Store. The --classic flag ensures that Skype has access to necessary system resources for optimal performance.

Step 3. Accessing Skype on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Skype or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

The application has been launched and you can sign in by typing your skype account credentials.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Skype video chat and voice calls an application on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish 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 idroot.us, 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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