- Enabled SMS sending
- Update to Electron 1.4.7
- Support for remote escalation of the 1-1 call to group call
- Improved crash reporting
- Added support for authentication token revocation
- Bugfixes and performance improvements
There is also improved crash reporting, something that will come handy to users who report different bugs and performance issues.
Skype for Linux: Continual improvement
The previous 1.12 version brought three minor updates. It improved the authentication process by adding an option to sign in with a Microsoft Account, enabled host-less group calling and provided the usual bug fixing and performance improvements.
However, Skype for Linux remains in the alpha development stage for now. Microsoft doesn't seem to be in a hurry to release a final version of the client.
Improving Skype for Linux is part of Microsoft´s effort to synchronize Skype across all platforms. Currently, Microsoft has a rather large number of different Skype desktop and mobile apps that offer uneven experiences. Creating one cross-platform client that covers Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android would solve this problem.