Have you heard of the famous video chatting application? Since the beginning of the internet, we have seen many applications and websites for video chatting. Most of them are now obsolete and abandoned. Skype is a voice-calling app with video-calling functionality. If you are an avid user of the popular VoIP service, then this tutorial is for you! This article will help you install Skype on your Debian system with ease.
- A Ubuntu 22.04 system with Desktop Access.
- You must have sudo privileged account access to your system.
How to Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04
You can choose one of the below two methods for installing Skype on the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS system. The first method will use modern snap packages for installing Skype.
- Method 1: Install Skype using Snap Package
The Snap daemon is default installed on Ubuntu 22.04 system. Also, the Skype package is available on Snapcraft, which helps to quickly install it on a Linux system.
Open a terminal on your system, which can be found under applications, or use key combination
CTRL + ALT + T. Then type the below command to install Skype from snap packages.
sudo snap install skype --classic
This will take a few seconds to complete the installation. Once the command finishes, you can start using Skype.
- Method 2: Install Skype using Debian Package
This is the traditional method to install packages using the Debian package. The Skype team provides a Debian package, that can be downloaded from its official download page.
You can also use the command line to download the latest Skype Debian package. Simply execute the following commands to download the Skype Debian package:
Then use the apt install command to install the locally downloaded package file.
sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
That’s it. This will complete the Skype installation on the Ubuntu system.
Launch Skype Application
You have successfully installed Skype on the Ubuntu system. Search for the Skype launcher under the applications to start the Skype application. You will see the Skype launch as shown below image.
Click the launch icon on your system. This will open Skype application on your Ubuntu system. Now, you can start using Skype.
Moreover, as there are various third-party sites that offer scripts and packages to install individual software on Debian (or any other operating system), we also have listed some reliable sites where you can get these scripts to install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 or any different version of Debian that supports snap packages.