Skype on Linux beta capabilities

Skype for Linux

Skype 5.4 Beta for Linux includes:

feature in Skype 5.4 Linux
one-one video yes
group video yes
one-one and group text chat yes
one-one and group audio chat yes
VIEW other’s screen share yes
share Linux screen no
auto answer no

Skype for Mac/Windows: Web Client

An alternative to installing the full Skype program on Mac and Windows is simply browsing to https://web.skype.com allows similar functionality to the Linux Skype program using Firefox, Chrome, IE or Safari. The Linux Skype program is built upon the web client, hence the similar feature sets.

Reference

Skype Linux Microsoft forum

Note: older Skype for Linux version 4.x no longer works and should be uninstalled.

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