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

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. Nick King says:

    Thanks – worked well :-)

  2. Pedro says:

    Thanks !!!!

  3. ahmedsadik says:

    I have completed all the above step executed successfully but at-last when i execute skype command to run it.. i m getting error that is:-
    /usr/bin/skype: line 4: 2265 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

  4. win says:

    Thanks for sharing great tutorial. I was able to setup by following this tutorial on RHEL 6.3.

  5. D McKillop says:

    Thanks – this is exactly what i needed

  6. James Jithin says:

    Great simple steps. Got it working on my CentOS6.3 64 bit

  7. Lgonzo99 says:

    Great! Thank you. I am also running CentOS 6.3 64-bit on another machine and I’d like to install Skype there too. Do you have instructions for 64-bit version of CentOS? Thanks again!

    • Lgonzo99 says:

      After my posting my question on this forum, I was able to get Skype to work on my CentOS 6.3 64-bit version using this link

      I had already done all the steps described on this post, but it looks like I had to also install the 32-bit libv4l package by running this command (as described on the link I posted above): [[email protected]]# yum install libv4l.i686

      Even though I had already done all the steps on this forum, I also followed all the steps on the link I posted above. I don’t think that’s necessary but that’s just what I did (yes I’m a n00b). I think you can just get away with installing the libv4l.i686 package as described above.

      Good luck!! :)

  8. ramsur tarun says:

    nice 1 g8!!
    how to install utorrent on centos 6.3 64 bit?? plz help

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @ramsur tarun

      Yes! we will provide you a step-by-step guide on how to install utorrent on CentOS/RHEL versions in our upcoming article. stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to our updates via email.

  9. Coolman says:

    Thanks !

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