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Microsoft Releases Skype for Linux Alpha Version 1.13

The update brings SMS sending support and provides some other minor improvements.


Here is the official changelog for the version 1.13, as posted on the forum:

  • 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.

Verison 1.13 is available for download both as a DEB package and as an RPM package.

Skype for Linux: Continual improvement

is constantly working on improving the version of . The company has been releasing a new version every other week since it first launched the client back in July.

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, , iOS, and would solve this problem.

Sead Fadilpasic
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