How to Install Skype on Debian 10

Install Skype on Debian 10

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Skype on Debian 10. 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 platform to connect people through their computer systems. You can freely connect to anyone all around the world through text, voice, and video calls. You can also choose to call people on their telephones but that will not be free. Microsoft owned Skype long ago but Skype has its free version for Linux and Android operating systems also.

Install Skype on Debian

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install gdebi

Step 2. Install Skype on Debian 10.

Before we start to install Skype on Debian, our system should have i386 architecture enabled:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Next, install dependencies for Skype:

wget -q
sudo gdebi libssl1.0.0_1.0.1t-1+deb8u5_i386.deb

Then, download Skype package by running the following command:

wget -O skype-install.deb

To install the above downloaded package run following command:

sudo gdebi skype-install.deb

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:


Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Skype on Debian 10 Buster. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.