Easy Guide To Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

Skype is a very popular communication software. Skype can be used for audio and video communication as well as text. You can also call land line with small cost via skype. Skype also offers some rich features like voice mail, video chat, instant messaging, call forwarding, conference calling and many more.

Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Skype on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Step 1. First, you need to enable Canonical partner repository on your system with the below command.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

Step 2. Installing Skype.

If you have the partner repositories enabled you can simply install with the below command:

sudo apt-get install skype

Step 3. Accessing Skype.

Skype should now be installed on you Ubuntu 16.04 system. Use Ubuntu’s application menu to start Skype or start Skype directly from your terminal:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Skype on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Skype web site.

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