Skype just told me there's a new version and I need to update it through package manager, how do I do that? Do I need to use the snap command? If so, then how? Ubuntu software center doesn't give me the option to update.

  • when installed using snap skype fails to auto launch on boot up even though its told to in skype settings so I prefer using the ubuntu package instead of snap Dec 26, 2019 at 17:45

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If you have installed the Skype snap package, you can update it by running the following command in Terminal

snap refresh skype

If you have installed Skype deb package downloaded from their official website, then run

sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux
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    Hey, so I did that and it says:"snap "skype" has no updates available", however if restart skype, it still says that I need to update.
    – Pavel
    Feb 21, 2018 at 16:25
  • it says "Skype version Calling version 2018.07.01.5"
    – Pavel
    Feb 21, 2018 at 16:35
  • @Pavel Strange! It seems that is the latest version. Even the deb package available at their official webpage is of version I also have the same version, but I don't see any message like that.
    – pomsky
    Feb 21, 2018 at 16:46
  • Is it possible they didn't put the latest version on the download page? and the latest version is only available via update? Anyhow, since I restarted skype the last time, it hasn't told me to update anymore, even though when I ran "snap refresh skype" it told me there are no updates. Thanks for your help.
    – Pavel
    Feb 21, 2018 at 16:56
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    Mine said there was an update, and after restarting it seems there isn't one. Possibly a glitch their end.
    – popey
    Feb 21, 2018 at 17:01

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