(Last Updated On: June 21, 2019)

How to install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04?, How to install Skype on Linux Mint 19?, How to install Skype on Debian 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 18.04, install Skype on Linux Mint 19, and install Skype on Debian 9.

Install Latest 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.

wget https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb

Then install the downloaded package with dpkg command.

sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

Install Latest Skype on Ubuntu18.04 / Debian 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 7 / Fedora, use: How to Install Latest Skype on CentOS 7 / Fedora 29 / Fedora 28

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

This was tested on Linux Mint 19, Debian 9 and Ubuntu 18.04.

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 8.34.0.78 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                 8.34.0.78       66    stable    skype✓      classic

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

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 18.04 / Debian 9 and Linux Mint 19 using the snap package manager or manually. Happy skyping..