How To Install Skype in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10

Undoubtedly one of the most widely used tools worldwide is  Skype for its many features and benefits.

Skype Features:

  • Calls between Skype users
  • Videoconferences
  • Caller ID
  • Security in data transfer
  • Individual or group video calls
  • Instant messenger
  • Sending and receiving files

Install Skype in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10

To install Skype on Ubuntu, it will first be necessary to execute the following command to install the canonical repository of the provider:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

If we are using Ubuntu 64 bits it will be required that we enable the i386 architecture for the optimal functioning of Skype, for this we will use the following command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

We update the system packages using the command:

sudo apt-get update

We perform the Skype installation process by executing the following command:

sudo apt-get install skype

Once the process is finished we will see that Skype has been installed correctly:

In this way, we will install this great utility in Ubuntu 16.10.

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