How to install Skype in Ubuntu

Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones.

This tutorial explains the steps to install Skype in Ubuntu machines.

Step1: Download Skype gpg key

#curl https://repo.skype.com/data/SKYPE-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -

Step2: Install dependencies

#dpkg -s apt-transport-https > /dev/null || bash -c "sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https -y"

Step3: Configure Skype repository

#echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skypeforlinux.list

Step4: Update the repository

#apt-get update

Step5: Install Skype

#apt-get install skypeforlinux -y

 

That's all.....

 

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