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How to Install Skype for Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and other Debian Distros

Skype for Ubuntu
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Skype for Ubuntu: When it comes to Video calling or calling over the internet, nowadays there are a lot of applications available for both Mobile as well as PC. But Skype is the Pioneer of those. There was a time where if it is a Video call or Voice Calls or Calls through the Internet or International calls, then Microsoft’s Skype was the best reply. But nowadays a lot of software is providing the same services like Skype, Google Hangout, Google Duo, Apple’s Facetime and a lot more. Skype is basically an application software that provides the facility of doing Video calling and Calling over the Internet and also Instant Messaging Services. Skype is still one of the most used Application Software for Video Calling and Call over the Internet in Offices and Work areas. In this article, we will see How to Download and Install Skype for Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and also on other Linux Debian Distros such as Ubuntu Unity 16.04 and Linux Mint. We have explained the steps of downloading and installing Skype for Ubuntu using Ubuntu Unity 18.04.1 LTS.

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Different Ways to Install Skype on Ubuntu:

When it comes to Linux, we interact more with Linux in Terminal rather than Graphical Interface(GUI Mode). Since we are used o Linux Terminal, the number of ways to install Skype on Ubuntu increases and hence we have listed out the different methods available to install Skype for Linux and kindly choose the preferable method according to your convenience.

  1. Install using Ubuntu Software application[Direct Method]
  2. Download deb file for Skype and install on Ubuntu
  3. Install Skype for Ubuntu using Terminal
  4. Installing Skype on Linux Mint

How to Install Skype for Ubuntu using Ubuntu Software Application-(Direct Method):

This is the easiest and quickest way of installing Skype on Ubuntu. This method can be used to download Skype on Ubuntu using Graphical interface itself and hence if you are a Beginner and not much familiar with Linux then this method will be very easy for you. Kindly follow the below steps.

  • Click on All Applications(Matrix of Dots).
    Skype for Ubuntu
    All Applications
  • The menu will appear. Scroll down and Locate Ubuntu Software Application. Once you find it, then Click it.
  • Once the Ubuntu Software App opens. you will find a Search Bar symbol at the Top of it. Click on that.
    Skype for Ubuntu
    Ubuntu Software
  • The search bar will appear now. Type Skype and Click on Search Button.
    Skype for Ubuntu
    Click on the Search icon
  • Once the search results appear, then choose Skype from the list.
    Skype for Ubuntu
    Choose Skype from the list
  • Click Install to install Skype on Ubuntu.
    Skype for Ubuntu
    Choose Install
  • Once the Installation is done then Skype is ready to be used on Linux Ubuntu Unity 18.04.1 LTS and you can Launch the application.
    Skype for Ubuntu
    Launch Skype
  • The steps are so easy such that it will hardly take 5 minutes to install Skype on Ubuntu.
Note: If your Linux is safeguarded by Password then you will be asked to enter your Password while installing a Software on Ubuntu Software and also in Terminal.

Download and Install deb file for Skype for Ubuntu and install it on Ubuntu:

This method is very similar to installing a software on a Windows Operating System using EXE files. Just like Windows, the Debian based Linux Distros such as Ubuntu Unity and Mint have .deb as the extension. Files of .deb extension can be download and installed on Linux Ubuntu just like installing an exe file on Windows. Here we will see how to download and install deb file for Skype and the install in on Linux Ubuntu Unity.

  • Go to the Official Microsoft Store for Skype.
  • Click on the Downloads option.
  • Under Desktop, Click on the Dropdown and Choose “Get Skype for Linux DEB“.
    Skype for Ubuntu
    Get Skype for Linux DEB
  • Once you choose the option, your Browser will automatically start installing the DEB file of Skype.
  • Kindly wait for the download to finish.
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    Skype for Ubuntu
  • Once the download is finished then Run the file. The installation steps will open in Ubuntu Software application. Choose Install.
    Skype for Ubuntu
    Choose Install
  • Skype for Ubuntu will be ready for use once the installation is complete.

Install Skype for Ubuntu using Linux Terminal-[Non-GUI]:

When it comes to Linux, Terminal is the most suitable method for most of the users yet GUI is a little easier for Beginner and hence we have explained them in the first place. The steps are very simple. Kindly follow the below steps. We have explained with clear Images for your better understanding.

  • Open the Terminal using CTRL + ALT + T.
  • Once the Terminal opens, Kindly paste the following command and execute. You will be asked to enter the Password to authenticate the process. Kindly enter your password.
$   sudo snap install skype –classic

How to Use? Paste the above command on terminal and press Enter Key.

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Type the Command
  • The above command will install Skype on your Debian based Linux Ubuntu Unity 18.04.1 LTS.

Once the installation is completed, Skye is ready for use on Linux Ubuntu.

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Skype installed Successfully
  • You can now sign up or Login into your Skype application and can start using it in Ubuntu.

“Sudo Snap Command not found” error and steps to resolve it:

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Sudo Snap Error on Mint

Snap Command not found, is a common error you will encounter while trying to install a Software on your Debian Distros that does not have Snapd by default like Linux Mint. Here we will see How to resolve this error on Linux Mint.

  • Open Terminal using CTRL + ALT + T.
  • Execute the following Command on the Terminal.
$   sudo apt install snapd

How to Use? Paste the above Command and press Enter Key.

Installing Skype on Linux Mint:

  • As said in the above paragraph, snapd is not available on Linux Mint by default. Hence install it using the above-given command.
  • Then in the terminal, Execute the following command.
$   sudo snap install skype –classic

How to Use? Paste the above Command and press Enter Key.

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Skype Installing on Linux Mint
  • Now, Skype will be installed on Linux Mint in no time.
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    Skype Installed
  • Kindly Restart the system and you will find Skype under All Applications.

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The above article provides complete information on How to Download and Install Skype for Ubuntu and other Debian Distros such as Installing Skype on Linux Mint using different methods. If you have any Query or if you face any difficulty in following the above steps then Kindly Comment Us and we will get back to you with a solution ASAP.

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