How to Install Skype 8.13 on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora

Skype is a popular software application currently developed by Microsoft that is mainly used for Instant Messaging and for Audio and Video calls and Video conferencing call. Among these functions, Skype can also be used for file sharing, screen sharing and text and voice messaging.

In this guide we’ll cover the process of installing the latest version of Skype (8.13) in CentOS, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and Fedora distributions.

Read Also: How to Install Skype 8.13 on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

In order to install Skype in your Linux distribution, first visit Skype official download page at and download the latest available version of the software for Linux in your system by following the download link from browser or use open a Terminal window and grab the package via wget command line utility.

# wget https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

After the download completes, proceed with Skype installation process, by opening a console and issue the following command with root privileges, specific for the installed Linux distribution in your machine.

# yum localinstall skypeforlinux-64.rpm  [On CentOS/RHEL]
# dnf install skypeforlinux-64.rpm       [On Fedora 24-27]

Update: On Fedora, you can install Skype from snap tool as shown.

$ sudo dnf install snapd
$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
$ sudo snap install skype --classic

After the installation process completes, start Skype application by navigating to Application Menu -> Internet -> Skype.

Launch Skype in CentOS 7

Launch Skype in CentOS 7

To start Skype from command line, open a console and type skypeforlinux in Terminal.

# skypeforlinux
Start Skype in CentOS 7

Start Skype in CentOS 7

Sign In to Skype with the Microsoft account or hit on Create Account button and follow the steps in order to create a Skype account and freely communicate with your friends, family or co-workers.

Skype for Linux

Skype for Linux

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29 Responses

  1. William says:

    Doesn’t work on Centos 7. No errors can be found. It launches and ps ax | grep skype shows it running. I guess it just doesn’t work…

  2. Swati says:

    Hi,

    I have completed above all steps but after installation successfully skype not opening on my centos 7.

    Help me with this.

    Thanks

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Swati,

      May I know what’s error you getting while starting Skype?

      • Kamlesh says:

        I am also facing the same issue. It is just a flash skype window when opening in the Application -> internet -> skype. Does it require any package for centos 7. please suggest

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