Category Archives: Skype

Skype Has Finally Got Message Encryption

Skype Has Finally Got Message Encryption

Most modern instant messaging apps today have encrypted communications. It is not only a baseline security feature expectation, but also good for marketing so users trust that app. For example, one of today's most popular apps, Telegram Messenger has built its success by providing proprietary encryption right from the beginning for all communications.

Fix Broken Sound in Skype For Linux 8.x

Fix Broken Sound in Skype For Linux 8.x

Recently, I upgraded the Skype app on my Linux Mint 17 operating system to version 8, which is the newer Linux Skype client. After that, Skype became unusable. The audio call quality sounded robotic, and it was breaking every other second, like when audio latency is too high for smooth glitch-free playback, so I couldn't recognize a single word. Here's how to fix it.

Skype for Android is updated with Material Design

Skype for Android is updated with Material Design

Microsoft is rolling out an updated version of the Skype app for Android. It is already available for Insiders as of this writing and it brings the Material Design bits to the app's UI.

How To Run Skype 4.3 for Linux After November 2017

How To Run Skype 4.3 for Linux After November 2017

As you may already know, Microsoft has killed the good old Skype for Linux version 4.3. The classic app written in Qt, which was fast and lightweight, can no longer be used because it can't sign-in to the service. Here is a quick workaround that will revive the app for you.

Skype Discontinues Facebook Sign-ins

Skype Discontinues Facebook Sign-ins

Microsoft has disabled the ability to use Facebook credentials with Skype. After January 2018, the appropriate option will be removed from the app. Skype has been undergoing lots of changes in the past few years and many features have been simply disappearing. You will now need a Microsoft account for Skype.

Skype for Windows 10 Has Got Mentions and More

Skype for Windows 10 Has Got Mentions and More

A new version of the Skype app for Windows 10 is out to the stable branch. Skype 12.8.487.0 finally adds @mention and the ability to change your presence. Let's see what else has changed.

Skype 4.3 for Linux is Dead

Skype 4.3 for Linux is Dead

It has finally happened. Microsoft today killed the classic Skype application for Linux. Skype 4.3 was built against the native Qt toolkit and was very lightweight on system resources. It remained very popular among Linux users even when a new Electron-based version of Skype was released.

Skype for Windows 10 Got Notification Panel

Skype for Windows 10 Got Notification Panel

A new version of the Skype app for Windows 10 is out to Windows Insiders. The updated app features a new notification panel. The same panel was recently introduced on iOS and Android.