How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

It’s really easy to install Skype on Ubuntu. First, enable the Canonical partner repository with the below command:

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

The above command will add an APT line at the end of /etc/apt/sources.list file. If you are using 64 bit Ubuntu system, then you must enable i386 architecture with the following command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Now let’s update local package index and install Skype

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install skype

Open Skype from Unity Dash. Then agree Skype terms of use and Skype privacy policy.

How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

Next, sign in with Skype name or Microsoft account.

How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

Now start chatting with your friends.

How To Install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

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Also read: How To Install qTox Messenger on Linux

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