This article covers the different methods to install Skype on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS including both the GUI and the command line.
To install the Skype snap, open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:
$ sudo snap install skype --classic
That's it. You have installed Skype on your Ubuntu machine, and you can start using it.
How to install Skype with apt on Ubuntu ?
Skype is available from the official Microsoft Apt repositories. To install it, follow the steps below:
1. Open your terminal and download the latest Skype .deb package using the following wget command:
$ wget https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb
2. Once the download is complete, install Skype by running the following command as a user with sudo privileges :
$ sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb
You will be prompted to enter your password.
3. When a new version is released, you can update the Skype package through your desktop standard Software Update tool or by running the following commands in your terminal:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade