New Skype For Linux Alpha Is Out With Completely Revamped UI

By 03:00 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 Comments

The moment Linux users have been waiting for over the past few years has finally arrived: there's a recent version of Skype for Linux available. And this one is really recent and different - not just a bug fixing release.

It comes with the latest Skype user interface, as seen on literally every other platform out there. Check out the new, modern design in the screenshot below.

You can message people, of course, but also create calls, share files, photos, videos, and you have access to a whole recent range of emoticons. However, this is an Alpha release, so it's not a finished product yet. Thus, Microsoft would like you to try it and provide feedback and assist it prioritize future feature additions.

With the recent Skype for Linux Alpha you can call people using the Skype clients for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Skype for Web, but you won't be able to call those who still utilize the recent Skype for Linux. This is becautilize the recent app uses Skype's "next generation calling architecture", Microsoft says.

Skype for Linux Alpha is available through Skype's community forum in DEB and RPM form.

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