Install Skype 8.50 on Fedora 30/29, CentOS/RHEL/SL 7.6

skype-logo-smallThis is guide, howto install Skype 8.50 on Fedora 30/29/28/27 on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL)/Scientific Linux (SL) 7.6. This is actually easy process, I updated this guide and use Skype own RPM package, because it’s currently only way the install Skype. Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017.

Notice From Skype download page:
Important notice: All Skype for Linux clients version 4.3 and older will be retired on July 1, 2017. To keep chatting, please install the latest version of Skype for Linux.

1. Install Skype 8.50 on Fedora 30/29/28/27 and CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7.6

1.1 Change root user

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

1.2 Download Skype 8.50

cd /tmp

## Skype 8.34 for Fedora/CentOS/RHEL/SL ##
wget --trust-server-names

1.3 Install Skype 8.50

## Fedora 30/29/28/27 ##
dnf install /tmp/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

## CentOS/RHEL/SL 7.6 ##
yum localinstall /tmp/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

2. Use Skype

2.1 Start Skype

From command line use skype command (as normal user!)


From Desktop menu on Fedora 28 Gnome 3.28 Skype Launcher
Skype Launcher on Fedora 28

2.2 Login Skype

Skype Login on Fedora 28

Skype 8.18 login on Fedora 28

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