Installing Skype on Fedora

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Skype is a cross-platform proprietary chat (text and video) application.

It also provides voice calls and desktop sharing. It uses a proprietary Internet telephony (VoIP) network called the Skype protocol.

Instalace

Please note: the latest versions of Skype work only on 64 bit architectures.

It is possible to install Skype on Fedora using these package methods.

  • Using the RPM by Skype

  • Using a Flatpak hosted by Flathub.

Installing Skype using the Skype RPM repository

To install Skype using the Skype RPM repository:

  1. Add the Skype repository

    $ sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/skype-stable.repo https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/skype-stable.repo
  2. Install Skype

    $ sudo dnf install skypeforlinux

Installing Skype using Flatpak

To install Skype using Flatpak:

  1. Install Flatpak using dnf:

    $ sudo dnf install -y flatpak
  2. Install Skype using Flatpak:

    $ sudo flatpak install -y --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/com.skype.Client.flatpakref
  3. To run Skype:

    You should find a menu shortcut in your DE.

    To run it from the command line:

    $ flatpak run com.skype.Client

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