How to Install Skype on CentOS 7

r00t October 21, 2017

Install Skype on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to install Skype on CentOS 7. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Skype is a messenger program which lets you chat via text, through video chat and by voice over internet protocol. The text and video chat support are supplied for free, but the telephone service does cost cash, although the price of a call is much lower than a typical one. Skype supports Windows, Mac, Linux, and many mobile devices such as Blackberry, Android, iOS, Windows telephones, Tablets, and Smartphones as well.

I recommend to use a minimal CentOS server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an CentOS 7 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Skype on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, ensure your system is fully up-to-date by running the following:

yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Skype.

First, download the Skype Linux Debian package from its official web site:


Once downloaded run the below yum command as a privileged user to install Skype on your CentOS linux system:

yum localinstall skypeforlinux-64.rpm

Skype is now installed and ready to use. If you cannot find skype shortcut on any of the GUI menus re-login or simply start skype from terminal by typing skype command:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configure Skype server on your CentOS 7 server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Skype instant messaging and video calls online on CentOS 7 system.


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