How to install Skype on CentOS 8

Skype is the most popular and widely used free software 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 memos. Skype allows us to send messages to offline users. These messages are stored on their servers and delivered to recipients when they go online via Skype.

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

Installing Skype on CentOS 8

To install Skype on CentOS 8.0, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal window in CentOS 8.0.
  2. Enter the following command to log in as root.

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


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

Install Skype using dnf package manager

After the rpm file has finished downloading, you will now install the downloaded Skype package using the dnf install command. Run the following command on a terminal to install Skype:

$sudo dnf install skypeforlinux-64.rpm

During the installation, he will receive a confirmation from the user whether he wants to complete the Skype installation or not. If so, press “y” and continue. The terminal will then display a message indicating that the Skype installation is complete.

Launch Skype

Once the installation is complete, it’s time to start Skype on CentOS 8.0. To start Skype on your system, run the following command in a terminal:


Launch Skype

Congratulations! Skype launched successfully on your CentOS 8.0.

To launch Skype from your desktop, click Actions in the upper left corner. After completing this step, several icons will be displayed. Click the Show Application icon. You can see the Skype app here.

Actions -> Show Apps -> Skype

Find Skype on your desktop

You can now use Skype app on your CentOS 8.0 system.


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 using the wget command and how to resolve dependencies using the dnf command. Hope you find this article helpful in the future. Hopefully after this tutorial you will be able to install Skype on your CentOS 8. If you have any questions about this article, let us know in the comments below.

How to install Skype on CentOS 8

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