How to Install Skype on CentOS 8

Install Skype on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Skype on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Skype is the most popular application for making internet calls for free and cheap online calls to phones and mobiles with Skype. Skype is available for most of operating systems free.

Important notice: All Skype for Linux clients version 4.3 and older will be retired on July 1, 2017. To keep chatting, please install the latest version of Skype for Linux.

Install Skype on CentOS 8

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum update

Step 2. Installing Skype on CentOS.

First of all, download the latest available Skype rpm file from its official download page:

wget --trust-server-names

Once the download is complete, install Skype by running the following command as a user with sudo privileges:

yum localinstall /tmp/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

Step 3. Launch Skype.

You can use the graphical navigation menu or use the following command to launch Skype from the command line and accept terms and conditions for the first time:


You can also launch skype using the desktop launcher (Applications -> Internet -> Skype).

Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Skype on CentOS 8. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.