Skype on Linux beta capabilities

Skype for Linux

Note, Skype for Linux is now caught up feature-wise with Windows & Mac.

  1. Download Skype 8 Beta for Linux.
  2. Install Skype for Linux Beta:

    gdebi skypeforlinux-64-insider.deb

Skype for Linux features

Skype for Linux, Windows and Mac have the exact same features, including:

featurein Skype for Linux
group videoyes
group text chatyes
group audioyes
share Linux screen/view others screenyes
auto answeryes
call landline/mobile phonesyes

Auto Answer was added in Skype

Skype HTML5 web browser client

An alternative to installing the full desktop/mobile Skype program is simply browsing to


Skype Linux Microsoft forum