How to install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04?, How to install Skype on Linux Mint 19?, How to install Skype on Debian 10/9?. Skype is a multi-platform application that provides voice calls and video chat between computers, mobile devices, and tablets.

This guide will show you how to install the latest Skype on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04, install Skype on Linux Mint 19, and install Skype on Debian 10/9 Linux system. Skype is installable on Linux, macOS and on Windows machines.

Install Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint from .deb package

To get the most up to date release of Skype installed on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint, download the .deb package from the official download link using wget or similar tool.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y wget

Then install the downloaded package with apt command.

sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb

Install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 | Debian 10/9 / Linux Mint 19 using Snap

Snap packages any app for every Linux desktop, server, cloud or device. Snaps are faster to install, easier to create, safer to run, and they update automatically and transactionally so your app is always fresh and never broken.

For CentOS / Fedora, use: How to Install Latest Skype on CentOS / Fedora

Install Snapd on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint

Install snapd first which is REST API daemon service that runs on your Linux system to manage snap packages (“snaps“).

sudo apt -y install snapd

Install Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint with Snap

After confirming that Snapd is installed and working, install latest Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint by running:

$ sudo snap install skype --classic
skype from Skype✓ installed

You can list installed snaps using the command:

$ snap list
Name                  Version         Rev   Tracking  Publisher   Notes
chromium              71.0.3578.98    566   stable    canonical✓  -
core                  16-2.36.3       6130  stable    canonical✓  core
core18                18              536   stable    canonical✓  base
gnome-3-26-1604       3.26.0          74    stable/…  canonical✓  -
gnome-calculator      3.30.1          260   stable/…  canonical✓  -
gnome-characters      3.30.0          139   stable/…  canonical✓  -
gnome-logs            3.30.0          45    stable/…  canonical✓  -
gnome-system-monitor  3.30.0          57    stable/…  canonical✓  -
gtk-common-themes     0.1-4-g88bc1b2  818   stable/…  canonical✓  -
skype              66    stable    skype✓      classic

Once installation is done, launch Skype using the skype command or Applications launcher.

install latest skype ubuntu debian linux mint with snap

Uninstalling Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint with snap

If you would like to uninstall Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint with snap, just run:

sudo snap remove skype

To update Skype, use:

$ sudo snap refresh skype
snap "skype" has no updates available

You now have Skype installed on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 / Debian 10/9 and Linux Mint 19 using the snap package manager or manually. Happy Skyping..

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