How to Download Skype

Two Methods:WindowsLinux Ubuntu

Using Skype can be a great way to chat with your friends or work remotely. And best of all, it's free, provided you're calling computer to computer. In order to use Skype, you need to download it first. Read on for detailed instructions on how to do just that.

Method 1
Windows

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    Click here to open the Skype download page.
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    Download the Skype installer. Click the Get Skype for Windows desktop button on the Skype download page.
    • If your browser asks you if you want to download the file, choose to do so.
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    Start the installer for Skype. After the download finishes, double-click the file that was downloaded.
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    Choose your preferred language. In the Skype installer, expand the combo box under Select your language and choose the language that you want Skype to be installed in.
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    Continue. Click the I agree - next button in the installer.
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    Decide on whether you want to install Skype Click to Call or not. Skype Click to Call displays phone numbers of businesses that appear in your search results, and lets you know if you can call them for free using Skype. To install Skype Click to Call, check the box next to Install Skype Click to Call. Click Continue after you have made your decision.
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    Reject the offer to set Bing as your default search engine and MSN as your homepage if it appears. Uncheck the boxes next to Make Bing my search engine and Make MSN my homepage and then click Continue.
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    Wait for the installation of Skype to finish.
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    Skype has been installed.

Method 2
Linux Ubuntu

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    Click here and select your distribution of Ubuntu.
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    Download the file to your downloads folder.
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    Once downloaded, double click the file. A new window will open.
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    Click the Install Now button. You may need to type in your administrative password.
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    Start using Skype. The package will automatically set up Skype in Linux.

Tips

  • Be sure to get the version you need. If the auto-detect is incorrect you should not download. Find the correct version first.

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