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 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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 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
Install Latest Skype on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint manually
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.
Then install the downloaded package with
sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb
You now have Skype installed on Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 9 and Linux Mint 19 using the snap package manager or manually. Happy skyping..