Microsoft’s Skype messaging service works on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak most of the time, though it has trouble with certain models of webcams and microphones.
To install Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu, go to the Skype download page:
You’ll want the multiarch .deb installer file for Ubuntu 12.04 (it still works under current versions of Ubuntu).
Download the .deb installer package to your Downloads. Once it’s downloaded, double-click on the package to run it. You’ll be redirected to the Ubuntu Software application. Click on the Install button, enter your password to authenticate, and the Ubuntu Software application will install Skype for you.
Once that’s finished, you can launch Skype by going to the Dash, searching for Skype, and then clicking on the Skype icon.
And that’s it! Getting your webcam to actually work with Skype on Ubuntu might be a bit trickier; check to see if your webcam is supported on Ubuntu’s hardware compatibility list.
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