How to install Skype
on openSUSE

Skype snap

Skype

Skype Verified account

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.

Details for Skype

License
Proprietary
Last updated
13 November 2018

Install instructions for snaps on openSUSE

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 from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.

You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:

Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.0 for either openSUSE_Leap_42.3 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.

With the repository added, import its GPG key:

Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:

Snap can now be installed with the following:

You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH. Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands:

Tumbleweed users also need to run the following:

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.