Skype for Linux
Note, Skype for Linux is now caught up feature-wise with Windows & Mac–IF you use the new repo.
That is, if you previously had Skype 5 Beta installed, you need to install this new Skype 8 Beta
.deb: Skype 8.7 Beta for Linux.
It will download
skypeforlinux-64-insider.deb, that installs fresh or over Skype 5.x with
sudo gdebi skypeforlinux-64-insider.deb
Skype for Linux features
Skype for Linux is claimed to have feature parity with the Windows and Mac Skype, including:
|feature||in Skype 8.7 Linux|
|one-one & group video||yes|
|one-one & group text chat||yes|
|one-one & group audio chat||yes|
|share Linux screen/view other’s screen||yes|
Skype HTML5 web broswer client
An alternative to installing the full desktop/mobile Skype program is simply browsing to https://web.skype.com.
Note: older Skype for Linux version 4.x no longer works and should be uninstalled.