A new version of Skype for Linux is out today. The app comes with a completely redesigned user interface and finally allows you to use the screen sharing feature in Linux.
Skype was a well-loved app before the Microsoft acquisition. But lately, the Skype app experience has been frustrating for most of its users. Even now, according to reviews in various mobile app stores where Skype is available, there are only a handful of people who say they like Microsoft's latest redesign attempts. Regardless, the same changes are coming to the Universal Windows Platform version of the app for Windows 10 and for the Windows 7/8.1 desktop version as well .
Microsoft today released a new beta version of Skype for Linux. It is a new application which uses the Electron engine. Version 5.4 makes it possible to make group video calls!
Microsoft is rolling out an updated Skype UWP app. The latest version 11.19.805 finally includes the long awaited integration with the Share UI in Windows 10. The user interface has also changed.
After announcing that Skype for Linux will be retired in favor of the newly developed, completely different Skype beta client for Linux, Microsoft has also announced that some Skype clients for the Windows platform will stop working on July 1, 2017. This will impact Skype users on Windows Phone (8 and 8.1) and Windows RT devices, as well as TVs and users of the Skype Messaging app integration in Windows 10 Mobile.
Starting July 1, 2017, Microsoft is going to discontinue the classic version of Skype for Linux. Linux users of Skype have to move to the modern Electron-based app.
Earlier this week, Microsoft finally ditched the preview branding for its Universal Skype app after almost a year in testing. The app is available to Windows 10 users on both PC and Mobile, but the third platform with Universal app support, Xbox One, was lacking an updated Skype client. Well, not anymore: Microsoft has made its app available for every Xbox One user to install and try out.
It's been more than a year since the first preview version of Skype's Universal Windows app was introduced. Earlier this March, Microsoft finally ditched the Skype Preview branding in one of the updated releases for Insider Program participants. After some additional testing, it's now available for everyone on Windows 10. The update is also bringing some new features to users of the production builds, including some calling and messaging improvements.
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for Linux. It is a new application which uses the Electron engine. Now the application has a Beta status. Let's see what has changed in version 5.1.
After a year of active development, Microsoft has rolled out the first stable version of the Skype UWP app for Windows 10. The new app version comes without a Preview tag. Here is what has changed in this new version.