How to Install Skype in Ubuntu

How to Install Skype in Ubuntu

February 4, 2018 Communication Ubuntu 2
How to Install Skype in Ubuntu

Canonical Partners repository finally adds support for Ubuntu. Here’s how to enable the repository and install Skype 4.3:

A. Enable Canonical Partners Repository

B. Refresh Package Cache

C. Install Skype

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype

Detailed Method

1. Enable Canonical Partners Repository:


The partner repository offer access to proprietary and closed-source software and are not enabled by default.

To enable it, launch Software & Updates from the Unity Dash, go to Other Software tabs. Check the first two boxes which say “Canonical Partners” and “Canonical Partners(Source Code)”.

If for some reason, you don’t see them in the list, click Add button and add lines (below) one by one:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu vivid partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu vivid partner

2. Install Skype

If you have Synaptic Package Manager installed (available in Software Center), you’re now able to search for and install skype after clicking reload in Synaptic.

If not, press Ctrl+Alt+T on the keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to refresh system cache and install skype.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype skype-bin

Once installed, launch Skype from the Dash/Menu and enjoy!

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