Skype is the most popular and widely used free software application developed by Microsoft. It is used for instant messaging, audio and video conferencing. Skype is also used for screen sharing, file sharing and sending voice notes. Skype allows us to send messages to offline users. These messages are stored on their servers and are delivered to recipients when they go online with Skype.

Today in this article we will learn how to install the Skype application on CentOS 8.

Skype installation on CentOS 8

To install Skype on your CentOS 8.0, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal window on CentOS 8.0.
  2. Type the following command to login from root user.
$su

Download the Skype rpm file on your CentOS 8.0 and make sure that you have a good internet connection. To download the latest version of the Skype package from its official page using wget command. Run the following wget command to download Skype:

$wget https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

Download Skype for Linux

It is recommended that you always download the latest version of Skype and that should be compatible with your operating system. Once the download has been completed, you will install it on your system.

Install Skype using dnf package manager

After completing the rpm file download, now you will install the downloaded Skype package using the dnf install command. Run the following command on the terminal to install Skype:

$sudo dnf install skypeforlinux-64.rpm

During the installation, it will confirm from the user that either wants to complete the installation of Skype or not. If yes then press “y” and further proceed. After that, a message will display on the terminal which represents the Skype installation has been completed.

Launch Skype

Once the installation has been completed now it’s time to launch Skype on CentOS 8.0. To launch Skype on your system run the following command on the terminal:

$skypeforlinux

Launch Skype

Congratulations! Skype has been successfully launched on your CentOS 8.0.

To launch Skype using a desktop, click on the “Activities” option present on the top left corner. After performing this action, several icons will be displayed. Click on the “Show Application” icon. Here, you can see the skype application.

Activities -> Show Applications -> Skype

Find Skype on desktop

Now, you can use Skype application on your system CentOS 8.0.

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to install the latest version of Skype on CentOS 8. You also learned how to download the rpm-Skype file with the wget command and how to resolve dependencies with the dnf command. I hope that this article will be helpful in the future. After this guide I hope that you will be able to install Skype on your CentOS 8. If you have any questions about this article, please let us know in the comments below.

How to install Skype on CentOS 8
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.