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How to Update or Uninstall Skype in Ubuntu


Update Skype in Ubuntu is not much hard to do. Sometimes it might be trouble to update  due to error or left the old files in it. Let’s try my easy tutorial to uninstall and update new version.

Remove And Uninstall Skype

Open your terminal and type the following command to clean the existing Skype with below command.

sudo apt-get remove skype

sudo apt-get purge skype

The Above Command will remove the  existing Skype completely And than you have to manually check .Skype in the Home directory,  If it exist remove with below command

sudo apt-get remove skypeforlinux

sudo apt-get purge skypeforlinux

Than run the sudo apt-get update.  It will refresh the existing packs and which will be ready to work. Than we have two options to install the latest version.  You can directly download the .deb file from Skype and install or you can use wget to install it.


Update Skype Ubuntu

We have two methods to install Skype on Ubuntu which are,

  • Wget Method
  • deb file Method

Wget Method

This is easier way if you are experienced with terminal method for all your tasks. Just open your Terminal by Pressing Ctrl + T and type the following command to get the package download to your Ubuntu.


This will download the latest version of Skype to your Ubuntu, Than you can begin installation by using the following command.

sudo dpkg -i linux.deb

And one more command too

sudo apt-get -f install

That’s it. I hope it will be easier method for you to install it. Let’s see the other method.

Deb File Method

You can download the .deb file from here ( Download ).

And with help of Ubuntu Software Center it can be installed easily by double clicking on the downloaded .deb file.

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About Varadharaj V

The founder of Kvcodes, Varadharaj V is an ERP Analyst and a Web developer specializing in WordPress(WP), WP Theme development, WP Plugin development, Frontaccounting(FA), Sales, Purchases, Inventory, Ledgers, Payroll & HRM, CRM, FA Core Customization, PHP and Data Analyst. Database Management Advance Level

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