Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Today you will learn ‘Step by Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)’ in this article. Skype is an application for instant messaging, and it has been developed by Microsoft. Skype has used for audio and video calls and video conferencing calls along with Messaging. Official Skype is available to install from the snap store for Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver). Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, from Sweden, and Janus Friis, from Denmark

Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Follow the below Steps to Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1:

Enter the following command to update the snap package.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt install snapd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
snapd is already the newest version (2.34.2+18.04).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libmecab2 mecab-ipadic mecab-ipadic-utf8 mecab-utils
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 37 not upgraded.

After the snap package update, enter the following commands and install Skype.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo snap install skype --classic
skype 8.28.0.41 from 'skype' installed

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You can also install Skype by using the .deb package in your Linux distribution. download Skype using the following wget command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ wget https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb
--2018-08-22 01:20:53-- https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb
Resolving go.skype.com (go.skype.com)... 13.75.123.247
Connecting to go.skype.com (go.skype.com)|13.75.123.247|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: https://get.skype.com/getskype-webwrap-deb [following]
--2018-08-22 01:20:54-- https://get.skype.com/getskype-webwrap-deb
Resolving get.skype.com (get.skype.com)... 52.174.193.75
Connecting to get.skype.com (get.skype.com)|52.174.193.75|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb [following]
--2018-08-22 01:20:55-- https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb
Resolving repo.skype.com (repo.skype.com)... 2405:200:1630:93::1263, 2405:200:1630:b2::1263, 104.85.151.27
Connecting to repo.skype.com (repo.skype.com)|2405:200:1630:93::1263|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 73035536 (70M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘skypeforlinux-64.deb’

skypeforlinux-64.de 52%[=========> ] 36.59M 1.05MB/s in 39s

2018-08-22 01:21:36 (951 KB/s) - Read error at byte 38364504/73035536 (Connection reset by peer). Retrying.

--2018-08-22 01:21:37-- (try: 2) https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb
Connecting to repo.skype.com (repo.skype.com)|2405:200:1630:93::1263|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 73035536 (70M), 34671032 (33M) remaining [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘skypeforlinux-64.deb’

skypeforlinux-64.de 54%[++++++++++ ] 37.62M 1.41MB/s in 0.7s

2018-08-22 01:22:41 (1.41 MB/s) - Read error at byte 39447656/73035536 (Connection reset by peer). Retrying.

--2018-08-22 01:22:43-- (try: 3) https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb
Connecting to repo.skype.com (repo.skype.com)|2405:200:1630:93::1263|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 73035536 (70M), 33587880 (32M) remaining [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘skypeforlinux-64.deb’

skypeforlinux-64.de 100%[++++++++++=========>] 69.65M 1.15MB/s in 30s

2018-08-22 01:23:14 (1.07 MB/s) - ‘skypeforlinux-64.deb’ saved [73035536/73035536]

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After downloading Skype, enter the following command in the terminal to install.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package skypeforlinux.
(Reading database ... 127860 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack skypeforlinux-64.deb ...
Unpacking skypeforlinux (8.28.0.41) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skypeforlinux:
skypeforlinux depends on gconf-service; however:
Package gconf-service is not installed.
skypeforlinux depends on libgconf-2-4 (>= 3.2.5); however:
Package libgconf-2-4 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package skypeforlinux (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
skypeforlinux

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Now after the Skype installation, search and open the Skype application.

Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Search Skype

To open Skype, type skypeforlinux in the terminal and press enter.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ skypeforlinux
Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Start Skype

You can see that Skype is open now let’s click on let’s go.

Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Skype Sign

Here is the Microsoft account sign. Enter the mobile number, email id or Skype id for Skype sign.

Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Skype

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Now you can see Skype is ready. That’s it! In this article, we have explained Step By Step Install Skype 8.13 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver). I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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