Category Archives: Skype

Skype 4.3 for Linux will continue working after March 1, 2017

Skype 4.3 for Linux will continue working after March 1, 2017

As you may remember, a few days ago Microsoft announced that Skype versions which utilize the P2P protocol will be discontinued on March 1st, 2017. This will affect certain versions of Skype for Windows and macOS. It was assumed that the classic Linux version of the app will stop working as well, because it is using the P2P protocol too. But for now, it's going to continue to work.

Microsoft Removes P2P Support From Skype

Microsoft Removes P2P Support From Skype

Starting March 1, 2017, Microsoft is going to discontinue certain older Skype versions. For Windows, you need at least Skype 7.16, for macOS, you'll need Skype 7.18 and for Linux, you will probably need the newest alpha version of Skype.

Skype 1.17 for Linux Alpha is out

Skype 1.17 for Linux Alpha is out

Microsoft today released Skype for Linux Alpha version 1.17. It is a new application which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. The change log for version 1.17 comes with a number of interesting changes. Let's see what has changed.

Skype UWP Preview 11.11.103.0 is out for Insiders

Skype UWP Preview 11.11.103.0 is out for Insiders

Microsoft has released another minor update for its still-in-testing Skype universal app for Windows 10. The new update, version 11.11.103.0, is currently available only to Windows Insider Program members in the Slow ring and should be pushed out for Release Preview and Production rings in the coming weeks.

Skype 1.16 for Linux Alpha is out

Skype 1.16 for Linux Alpha is out

Microsoft today released Skype for Linux Alpha version 1.16. It is a new application which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. The change log for version 1.16 is relatively small. Let's see what has changed.

Skype for Linux Alpha 1.15 can be started minimized

Skype for Linux Alpha 1.15 can be started minimized

Microsoft today released Skype for Linux Alpha version 1.15. It is a new application which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. In this version, the application got a number of useful features. Let's see what has changed.

Latest Skype Preview build is now available in the Slow and Release Preview rings

Latest Skype Preview build is now available in the Slow and Release Preview rings

A few days ago, Microsoft started rolling out a new update for Skype Preview (UWP) app on Windows 10, which was previously available only to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. This update has introduced the Skype Translator feature to the app, allowing users from around the world to chat or call each other even if there's no common language they can speak. And today, this update has made its way to both Slow and Release Preview rings.

Skype Preview update adds link previews, drag-and-drop support and a few tweaks

Skype Preview update adds link previews, drag-and-drop support and a few tweaks

A few days ago Microsoft pushed a new update for Skype Preview (UWP) for Windows 10. Even though it is in a Preview state, this version of Skype still lacks many features that are available for users on other platforms, but developers behind it are working hard to make it the best Skype experience on PCs. With the latest update, Microsoft is closing another gap, bringing features such as drag-and-drop and webpage previews to the Windows 10 version of the app.