I need to upgrade my skype version using terminal. Right now I have the Skype version and the notification icon I am getting the text, i.e.

A new update is available. Install latest version via your package manager, then restart skype.

So I need to upgrade the latest version using terminal. I need the steps to upgrade this.

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    if youhave the repo installed, then sudo apt-get install skype
    – ravery
    Jan 16, 2018 at 5:58
  • @ravery : I have already one version and i Need to update it.
    – subhra
    Jan 16, 2018 at 6:00
  • it will update it
    – ravery
    Jan 16, 2018 at 6:01
  • @ravery : I did as per you but it gave me this Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package skype message.
    – subhra
    Jan 16, 2018 at 6:02
  • see this answer: askubuntu.com/a/932189/694267
    – ravery
    Jan 16, 2018 at 6:10

2 Answers 2


If you have the Skype repo added to your system (If you installed it from the .deb package provided in the official Skype website, the repo is added automatically.), you may run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux

or simply run

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

to install all* available updates.


Download new version of skype for linux from(https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/)

  • Open the deb file with Ubuntu Software center
  • You will find upgrade option for skype, Just go for it.

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