How to install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

Today we are going to look at two easy ways to install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04.  Since making this video, the installation method changed completely but experience has also improved a lot!  In this blog we will look at the new method on how to install Skype and it works great!

There are two methods on how to install Skype but you will get the same version of Skype with both installation methods and it is the same version of Skype which Windows has.

The first method which we are going to look at is as a Snap, as shown in the video.  It is a pretty straight forward process a person goes opens a terminal and copy/paste the command below and press enter, alternatively you can also get the same snap package in your software center.

The second way is the classic way, a person downloads the deb package, like exe for Windows, and just install it via the Ubuntu Software Center.

Unfortunately, it only works on 64 Bit systems.  If you have a 32 Bit system, read here on how to still use it:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2019/02/how-to-use-skype-on-32-bit-systems-in.html

Enjoy!

Commands Used:
As a Snap:
sudo snap install skype --classic

About the Snap:
https://snapcraft.io/skype

As a Deb package:
Download Link:
https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb

Official Site:
https://www.skype.com

Do you need remote help, setting up your system, installing programs or general troubleshooting?  Hire me on Upwork! Click here!

Subscribe to our weekly Linux Round-Up: SUBSCRIBE


For a visual guide, with an updated video, look here: https://youtu.be/TOb_Pyt1N6M

Do you want an ad-free, secure web experience, that pays you?  Look here for more information!
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2019/02/brave-browser-for-future.html

Looking for Web-hosting solutions?  Look here:  A2 Hosting

Follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/linuxmadesimple

Comments