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.


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 a Skype repository file on your machine

    $ sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-skype.repo
  2. Add Skype stable and unstable repositories by adding following text in the text editor

    name=Microsoft Skype
    name=Microsoft Skype Unstable

You can copy the text and paste it in the text editor using CTRL+SHIFT+v. Hit CTRL + x to exit the text editor. Hit Y to save the file.

  1. Import Microsoft’s GPG keys for Skype

    $ sudo dnf install distribution-gpg-keys
    $ sudo rpm --import /usr/share/distribution-gpg-keys/skype/SKYPE-GPG-KEY
  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:

    $ flatpak install -y --from
  3. To run Skype:

    You should find a menu shortcut in your DE.

    To run it from the command line:

    $ flatpak run

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