I wasn't lucky with all of the Google help so I came here. I installed the latest version of Skype on my Kali 2020 with sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb, and it all went correctly and installed with no errors whatsoever. However, no matter how many times I press the Skype icon, it launches (just the loading bar) and then it disappears. Does somebody have any assumptions of what is wrong with my Skype? I would really appreciate help. Thank You anyway.


For just the purpose of installing Skype in Kali OS :

  • Install Snapd via this process.
  • Install Skype by sudo snap install skype --classic

Installing via snap will ensure regular updates and modularity of packages. Besides Snap has a ton of other packages that you may need.

As for uninstalling the dpkg install, follow this tutorial.

Hope this resolves your problem.

  • Hey, I installed using snapd, but how do I launch it? – Vuk Stamenkovic Sep 2 '20 at 7:52
  • If you have enabled snapd.apparmor via systemctl, then all you need to do is the sudo snap install .... command. Snap is a commandline package manager like apt. It has no gui. – AkashdeepKar Sep 2 '20 at 8:08
  • Try 'snap help --all' and if it works, just type 'snap install skype --classic'' – AkashdeepKar Sep 2 '20 at 8:21
  • @Vuk Stamenkovic, such questions are really quickly resolved in r/linux subreddit. Try posting your error in reddit, if any. – AkashdeepKar Sep 2 '20 at 8:24

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.