How to Use Skype on a Google Chromebook

In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to install and use Skype on a Google Chromebook using the new developer application called Arc Welder.

Download Arc:

Update 7/12/2015:

The never versions of Skype do not appear to be working. You can fix this by downloading version 4.9 of Skype.

Skype APK 4.9

“Chromebook Compatible”

Download Skype 4.9:

Skype APK Mirror: Skype APK

Update 8/11/2015:

If you are still having issues, there are several known bugs impacting some Chromebook models. Try uninstalling it and reinstalling Arc, otherwise follow the steps under “Test your app” ( to report the bug.

Update 10/18/2015:

We added a mirror of the APK to the article. It’s local hosted, so it’s not going anywhere.

Update 12/28/2015:

The “Launch App” button has been replaced with “Test Your App”.

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Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.