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.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror 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 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.
- Install Skype from the official source.
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
- Install Skype from Snap Store.
If 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
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:
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.