How to Get Skype for Chromebook

Download and Install Skype on Chromebook Tap the launcher icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen to open the Chromebook desktop. Tap the Apps viewer icon. Select Play Store. Type skype in the search bar and press Enter. Click the Install button to download Skype to your Chromebook.

Skype is a popular communication tool that allows users to make video and voice calls, send instant messages, and share files. Unfortunately, Skype is not available natively on Chromebooks. However, with the help of Linux beta, you can still use Skype on your Chromebook. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to install and use Skype on your Chromebook.

Before we begin, make sure that you have Linux beta enabled on your Chromebook. If you’re not sure how to do this, follow these steps:

1. Go to “Advanced Developers” or search for “Linux” in the settings.

2. Turn on Linux and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.

Once you have Linux beta enabled, follow these steps to install Skype:

1. Search for “Skype download” or “download Skype” on your Chromebook.

2. Download Skype for Linux with the .deb format.

3. Open the folder with the Skype download and install it.

4. Wait for the installation to complete.

Now that you have Skype installed, follow these steps to activate your microphone:

1. Go to Linux development beta.

2. Make sure the checkbox for microphone access is on.

After completing these steps, you can launch Skype and sign in with your email and password. If this is your first time using Skype on your Chromebook, you may need to enter a password. You can enter any password you like, as it is only for your local system.

If Skype doesn’t start on the first attempt, quit the application and try again. You may need to try it a few times before it works properly. Once you’re logged in, you can use Skype to make video and voice calls, send instant messages, and share files.

Please note that while the microphone is available, the camera may not be available yet. However, you can still make a test call to ensure that your microphone is working. Once you’ve completed these steps, you can enjoy using Skype on your Chromebook.


Can I download Skype on my Chromebook?
Installing the Skype Android App Head over to the Google Play Store on your Chromebook and download Skype. Follow all the installation instructions. Once installed, look for Skype in the app drawer on the bottom left (the little circle). Open the Skype app, log in, and start making Skype calls!
What version of Skype do I use for Chromebook?
Run Skype via the Android app If you prefer running the Skype app locally on your Chromebook, Microsoft also offers an Android app for Skype. Overall, the Android version of the Skype app runs quite well on ChromeOS. All the key features are included, like instant messaging and video calling.
How do I access Skype from Chrome?
Simply log in to and get down to business with a fully functional Skype in-browser application. It provides all your favourite features and it's available in one click. We got you and your conversations covered with an industry standard end to end encryption.
How do I make a video call on my Chromebook?
You can start face-to-face video calls with Google Meet from your Calendar, Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, or the web browser. Learn how to start a Google Meet video meeting. To chat with Duo, you must install the app and verify your phone number. Learn how to set up Duo on a Chromebook.