How to Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Download the latest Skype .deb package using the following wget command:


Once the download is complete, install Skype by running the following command:

sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.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:


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

That’s all you need to do to install Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.