How to Install Skype on Rocky Linux 8

Skype is a proprietary telecommunications application software that is owned and developed by Microsoft. Skype is one of the most known and recognized software for video, audio, and text communication app available across multiple platforms. For the most part, free to download and use, Skype is an excellent tool for keeping in touch with friends or working remotely with colleagues.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Skype with Nginx on Rocky Linux 8.



  • Recommended OS: Rocky Linux 8.+.
  • User account: A user account with sudo or root access.

Update Operating System

Update your Rocky Linux operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date:

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y

The tutorial will be using the sudo command and assuming you have sudo status.

To verify sudo status on your account:

sudo whoami

Example output showing sudo status:

[joshua@localhost ~]$ sudo whoami

To set up an existing or new sudo account, visit our tutorial on How to Add a User to Sudoers on Rocky Linux.

To use the root account, use the following command with the root password to log in.


Import Skype RPM

The first step is to open your terminal window and add the following:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo

Example output:

Adding repo from:

You should receive the following output that informs you the repository has been successfully added to your system. However, for those that would like to check, run the following command:

dnf repolist

Example output:

How to Install Skype on Rocky Linux 8

Install Skype

Now that you have successfully installed the RPM repository, it is time to run the installation command:

sudo dnf install skypeforlinux
How to Install Skype on Rocky Linux 8

Type “Y,” then press the “ENTER KEY” to proceed with the installation.

Note, a prompt will appear advising you to import the GPG key which is required to complete the installation:

How to Install Skype on Rocky Linux 8

Type “Y,” then press the “ENTER KEY” to proceed with the installation.

Once the installation is complete, you should see the following end output:


Congratulations, you have successfully installed Skype on Rocky Linux.


How to Launch Skype

In your terminal, you can open skype using the following command:


However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on your Rocky Linux 8 desktop to open with the path: Activities > Show Applications > Skype. If you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.

The first time you open Skype, you will be greeted by the following:

How to Install Skype on Rocky Linux 8

Click the Let’s go button, which will take you to the login screen:

How to Install Skype on Rocky Linux 8

Please create a new account, or use your existing account to sign in, and that’s it you have installed and launched Skype for Rocky Linux.

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install Skype on Rocky Linux. Overall, Skype allows you to make both video and voice calls to your personal and business contacts. For users of Rocky Linux being focused more on the enterprise side, Skype can be a valuable tool amongst many for conversations amongst teams.

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