Skype for Debian Stretch 9 Linux


Skype is a company as well as the company's most important software. The company is active in the field of Internet-based communication, primarily IP telephony, and was founded in early 2003 by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström and Danish Janus Friis, who previously became known for the Kazaa file sharing program.

The company was sold to Ebay in 2005, which in 2009 sold it to a group of investors. In 2011, Skype was purchased by Microsoft, which incorporated the program into its Internet communications business.

Learn how to install and uninstall Skype for Linux in Debian 8 Jessie and Debian 9 Stretch.

People never read the license terms, but here's the most interesting!

"Microsoft may access, disclose and preserve your data (including private content such as the content of your instant messages, stored video messages, voice messages, or file transfers) to provide the service or to help your local partner or local operator facilitate your communication to follow legislation or respond to valid legal process, including law enforcement or other authorities. "

Keep in mind that all you write is reading Microsoft and all links you send via Skype will come to visit!

Skype isn't private and look here.

Aside from this, you might think that what works under Debian 8.xx should work under the latest version of Debian which is 9.xx, but that's not the case.

It's not that easy, so we'll show you step by step how to install Skype for Linux under Debian 9 Stretch.

How to install Skype for Linux Beta on Debian 9 Stretch:

Open a terminal window:

Start by changing users to root, using the following command:


Press Enter.

Run the following command to add the Skype Linux client repository to Debian 9:

echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" |  tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list

Then use the following two commands to download and install Skype Public Key so that the APT package manager can verify the integrity of downloaded packages from this software store.



apt-key add SKYPE-GPG-KEY

Since this storage uses HTTPS protocols, we also need to install the apt-transport-https package:

apt install apt-transport-https

Next step is to uppdate:

apt update


apt install skypeforlinux

Once installed, it can launch it from the application menu or use the command below:


Press Enter, done.

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