skype-logo-smallThis is guide, howto install Skype Beta 5.4 on Fedora 26/25/24/23/22/21/20 on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL)/Scientific Linux (SL) 7.3. 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 Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017.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 Beta 5.4 on Fedora 26/25/24/23/22/21/20 and CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7.3

1.1 Change root user


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

1.2 Download Skype Beta 5.4


cd /tmp

## Skype Beta 5.4 for Fedora/CentOS/RHEL/SL ##
wget --trust-server-names https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

1.3 Install Skype Beta 5.4


## Fedora 26/25/24/23/22 ##
dnf install /tmp/skype/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

## Fedora 21/20 and CentOS 7.3 ##
yum localinstall /tmp/skype/skypeforlinux-64.rpm

2. Use Skype

2.1 Start Skype

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


skypeforlinux

From Desktop menu on Fedora 26 Gnome 3.24 Skype Launcher
Skype Beta Launcher on Fedora 26

2.2 Login Skype

Skype Beta Login on Fedora 26

Fedora 26 Skype Beta 5.3 Login

2.3 Skype Beta running on CentOS 7.3

Skype Beta 5.3 Running on CentOS 7