Skpye is the most popular application in the Internet world for Audio/Video calling, Videoconferencing, and the amazing support of IM and file sharing. Currently Skype 8.58 is available to download from Skype official download page. Below are the few key features of Skype and installation instructions.

Skype Features

The latest version of Skype have a number of of features, Useful for a small office as well as large corporate.

  • Audio Calling (Free Skype to Skype)
  • Video Calling
  • Video conferencing
  • File sharing
  • Screen sharing
  • Group screen sharing
  • Calls to mobiles and landlines
  • And many more features…

Step 1 – Download Skype Debian Package

First of all, download the Skype package for the Debian system from its official download page. You can also use the below command to download the latest available Debian package.


Step 2 – Install Skype on Ubuntu

Use the following command to install the downloaded skype package on your Ubuntu system.

sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

In the case of the above command failed to install the package due to any dependency run command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Step 3 – Launch Skype

Use your dashboard skype button to start skype on your system, or you can use the following command as well.


For the first time, it will prompt for accepting an agreement.

Skype launch on Debian

Skype on Ubuntu, Debian