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 1.16 For Linux Skype 1.16 for Linux features the following changes.

  • Updated to Electron 1.4.14
  • Use keyboard Alt-key based menu shortcuts (where possible)

To try out the Skype app right now, do the following.

  1. Point your browser here: Skype for Linux Alpha
  2. Download and install the appropriate package. Skype installing
  3. Open the apps menu and run it from there. Skype installed

Skype started

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