Ubuntu: I can't install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04


I am using Ubuntu 16.04 now and I'm having problem with installing skype, when I tried to install skype, it turned out like this:

sudo apt-get install Skype  Reading package lists... Done  Building dependency tree         Reading state information... Done  E: Unable to locate package Skypes guy  

Can you guys help me please?


all the previous version of skype has been outdated on July,1st 2017. So in order to install skype for linux download .deb file from link https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/ and after download

  1. Go to the download directory and open terminal

  2. Type command sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

All done !!


Command line way:

Open Terminal & copy paste the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/   $(lsb_release -sc) partner"  sudo apt-get update   sudo apt-get install skype  


You need to go to the website and download the deb file and then sudo dpkg -i install it https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/


What I did was typed the following commands in terminal,

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386  sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386  rm -rf ~/.Skype  sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386  sudo apt-get update  

Then I used this link: Click here for download, it automatically downloaded the file for me.Clicking on that file led to the Ubuntu Software center from where I installed.And it works now.


For me none of the above worked. Bit of a workaround but Franz gives you full function Skype client, WhatsApp client and more on Linux. Works like a charm for me >> https://github.com/meetfranz/franz-app/releases/download/4.0.4/Franz-linux-x64-4.0.4.tgz

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