How to install and uninstall skype on Linux Ubuntu 16.04?

First let us see how to install Skype on Linux Ubuntu 16.04. Please follow below steps to run command in terminal:

1- Go to Skype download https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/  and download ".deb" file choosing from dropdown.

2- Run the command in home directory: ~$  sudo dpkg -i /home/atif/Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.deb  

OR

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.deb 

If you find any dependency error, run below command to resolve:

sudo apt-get -f install

Now Skype is installed in your system.

 

 

Command to uninstall and remove completely:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge skype

Now you need to remove or rename the ".Skype" hidden folder from your home directory where all Skype information stored locally.

~$ mv .Skype .Skype.bak