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:

feature in Skype for Linux
group video yes
group text chat yes
group audio yes
share Linux screen/view others screen yes
auto answer yes
call landline/mobile phones yes

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



Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //