there should be a 32bit package for the latest release, but not in the default repos. So you need to add the Canonical partner repository. This needs only to remove a # in front of a line in your sources.list. You can use epad for this (as root).
sudo epad /etc/apt/sources.list
Find this part:
## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's ## 'partner' repository. ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users. # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
Remove the # before: deb http://archive. . . . .
Save the file and close it. Next run:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype
This version should work with the 32 bit install.