How to install Skype
on elementary OS

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One Skype for all your devices. New features. New look. All Skype.

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, Macs and Linux.

  • Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see it! Get together with 1 or 24 of your friends and family on a video call. Watch everyone’s smiles and cries when you tell them “We’re engaged!!!"

  • Chat – Reach people instantly. Send messages to your friends, liven up conversations with emoticons and Mojis, or create a group chat to make weekend plans with up to 300 people.

  • Share – Do more together. Easily share your screen, photos, videos, documents, and files with your family and friends. Unlike email, Skype will transfer up to 300MB per file.

  • Voice calls – Camera shy? Make voice calls to anyone on Skype. You can also call mobile and landlines at low rates.

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Last updated
8 October 2019

Enable snaps on elementary OS and install Skype

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap can be installed on elementary OS from the command line. Open Terminal from the Applications launcher and type the following:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Skype

To install Skype, simply use the following command:

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Get the snap store

Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

Learn more about snaps

Interested to find out more about snaps? Want to publish your own application? Visit snapcraft.io now.