Since the launch of Skype for Linux Alpha a few months ago, we have been focused on building a new experience that is in line with Skype’s ongoing transition from peer-to-peer to a modern cloud architecture. We want to create a Linux version of Skype that is as feature rich as the existing Skype on desktop and mobile platforms. Today, we’re pleased to announce that we are ready to take the next step and promote Skype for Linux from Alpha to Beta.
This update includes features that make it easier for you to use Skype for Linux for your everyday communications needs. We have been listening to you and added in some of your top requests. In addition to performance improvements and bug fixes we have added:
You can download Skype for Linux Beta version 5.0 by visiting www.skype.com/download.
Awesome to see this, thanks a lot for your work
Just a question, group video call/screen sharing is still not available, right? If so, then I believe that's the only feature I am still missing, so hopefully it's in the pipeline
Still waiting on fixing bug with alt+shift ( language switch don't work because after alt press skype show menu ) and I think that idea about default copy text as quote is wrong, this create many problems on result, can you make options in menu for change this?
Are you going to fix performance issues?
Seeing Skype for Linux eating 2GB of RAM isn't rare, especially when one isn't shutting computer down, but putting it to sleep.
After few days I have to restart Skype, because it starts to have unacceptable lag on mid and high performance laptop (i5-5200U with 16 gigs of RAM, i7-4700HQ with 16 gigs).
Linux Mint 17.1 x64 on both machines, but I see its the same for other Ubuntu machines of my workmates. Seems like Electron or just Skype Web issue and I'm sure you are aware of it.
Not mentioning other issues - I don't care. I just want smooth experience, which Skype For Linux wasn't able to offfer since the beginning to now.