Skype for Linux lets you make video and audio calls to your friends and family members. It is cross platform software available for all major operating systems and smartphones. You can install Skype on your Linux Mint PC in one of the two ways:
Install Skype on Linux Mint
METHOD I. GUI way via Software Center
Skype for Linux is included in the Linux Mint’s Software Manager. Click ‘Menu’, type ‘Software Manager’ in the search box and launch it.
Search for ‘Skype’ in the Software Manager’s search box. Click on ‘Skype’ and hit the install button. That’s it! You can launch Skype from the Applications.
METHOD II: By Command-line way
If you are used to command-line way, then Terminal is the way to go. Launch ‘Terminal’ and type the following command:
sudo apt-get install skype
You must enter root password to proceed with installation.Pay attention to the progress in the terminal. You also need to enter ‘Y’ when prompted.
That’s it. You can now launch Skype from Applications.