I have seen that in some countries Skype for Linux is not available. They get redirected to old Skype or they get a message that they don't have access.

When I try to search it using:

apt-cache search skype

It doesn't return skypeforlinux, but it returns skype (the older version). When I search on my pc, it shows skypeforlinux and not skype. These two versions are not compatible for calling each other. So, I want to know how can I install Skype for Linux on my friend's computer who is in another country?

I sent the deb file for new skype but when he launches the skypeforlinux, it doesn't work.

  • Thanks the latest version 8 worked not the 5th. Oct 17, 2017 at 11:17

1 Answer 1


Download skype for 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+ from below link https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

And install .deb file using

dpkg -i package name

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