How to Install Skype 8.13 on CentOS

Skype is a popular software application currently developed by Microsoft that is mainly used for Instant Messaging and for Audio and Video calls and Video conferencing call. Among these functions, Skype can also be used for file sharing, screen sharing and text and voice messaging.

In order to install Skype in your Linux distribution, first visit Skype official download page at and download the latest available version of the software for Linux in your system by following the download link from browser or use open a Terminal window and grab the package via wget command line utility.

# wget

After the download completes, proceed with Skype installation process, by opening a console and issue the following command with root privileges, specific for the installed Linux distribution in your machine.

# yum localinstall skypeforlinux-64.rpm

After the installation process completes, start Skype application by navigating to Application Menu -> Internet -> Skype.


To start Skype from command line, open a console and type skypeforlinux in Terminal.

# skypeforlinux