How to install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04

Skype is a software that is used to communicate with the other people all around the world by just signing in to Skype application. Skype allows you to send a message to your friends, to make both, audio and video calls to them in the HD quality, and to record the calls as well. The new versions of Skype also allow you to make your conversation secret and also you can enjoy the feature of the screen sharing with your friends to access their computer screens.

Skype is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, but in this write-up, we are focused for the installation of Skype on Ubuntu 22.04.

How to install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04

There are three major methods to install Skype on ubuntu:

  • By downloading the deb package of Skype
  • By downloading from Snapcraft
  • By downloading from flathub

Method 1: Installation of Skype from deb package

We will download the deb package of Skype from the official website of skype by using the command:

$ wget -c https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb
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When the deb package of Skype has been downloaded, install it using the dpkg:

$ sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

Now go to the searchbar of the Application menu, search for “Skype”, and then click on the result:

The application has been launched and you can sign in by typing your skype account credentials:

Method 2: Installation of Skype from snapcraft

The snapcraft is a Linux applications store containing a lot of snaps of different applications, we can download the snap of Skype from Snapcraft and install it on Ubuntu, but for this we will need the snapd utility which is used to manage the snaps of snapcraft. To install the snapd utility on Ubuntu, we will use the command:

$ sudo apt install snapd

When the snapd utility has been installed, we will download and install skype from the snapcraft:

$ sudo snap install skype

Skype has been installed, and can be launched in front of the Application’s menu, moreover, to remove skype using the snapd utility, run the command:

$ sudo snap remove skype

Method 3: Installation of Skype from flathub

Flathub is another Linux applications store similar to the Snapcraft, and for managing the applications of the flathub, we will need a flatpak utility which can be installed on the Linux using the command:

$ sudo apt install flatpak

To install Skype application from the Flathub, use the command:

$ flatpak install flathub com.skype.Client

To remove skype using the flatpak, run the following command:

$ flatpak uninstall flathub com.skype.Client

Conclusion

Skype is an application which is used to interact with the other people all around the world by making them calls and is similar to the Jami application. Skype’s package does not come in the default repository of Ubuntu, so we can install it through some other methods. In this write-up, we have found different approaches to install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 using the terminal.