Step 1 – Install Snapd

You need to install snapd package. It is a daemon (service) and tooling that enable snap packages on Linux operating system.

Snapd on a Debian/Ubuntu/Mint Linux

Type the following apt command/apt-get command as follows:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Install snapd on an Arch Linux

snapd is available in the Arch User Repository (AUR) only. Run yaourt command (see how to install yaourt on Archlinux):

$ sudo yaourt -S snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Get snapd on a Fedora Linux

Run snapd command

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

OpenSUSE install snapd

Execute the zypper command as follows:

### Tumbleweed verson ###
$ sudo zypper addrepo snappy
### Leap version ##
$ sudo zypper addrepo snappy

Install it:

$ sudo zypper install snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 2 – Install Skype app on Linux using snap

Run the snap command:

$ snap find skype

Install skype application on Linux it:

$ sudo snap install skype --classic

Please note that this version of snap “skype” was published using classic confinement and thus may perform arbitrary system changes outside of the security sandbox that snaps are usually confined to, which may put your system at risk. If you understand and want to proceed to install skype with –classic option.

Step 3 – Run skype and enjoy VoIP calls

Just type the following command:

$ skype

You can now log in to your Skype account:

Run the snap command:

How to delete Skype app

If you do not like it the app, you can delete it by typing the following command:

$ sudo snap remove skype


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