Microsoft updates Skype app for Linux users

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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It seems that Microsoft  just released a brand new Skype version for Linux. This new version comes with fixes for bugs that were previously discovered, but also brings some new features that will surely be enjoyed by users of the application.

Skype version 1.7 for Linux is still in alpha stage, which means that you will most likely find errors and bugs, but they will be resolved as soon as the next stable version of the application is released. However, let’s not forget that Skype version 1.7 also comes with some important improvements and fixes a reconnection issue the application had.

This issue was causing the Skype application for Linux to automatically connect after not using the application for a period of time. However, it seems that Microsoft has been taking user feedback very seriously and fixed the problem very fast.

Skype version 1.7 for Linux also comes with a new grid layout for group calls and fixes the behavior of unread messages. According to Microsoft, when you open a chat with unread messages, the view will focus on the first unread message and as you scroll, the messages will be marked as read.

However, if you are using the Skype application on Linux, you already know there are some important features missing, such as screen sharing. Reports suggest that Microsoft is currently working on new functionality, but it is not sure when it will be released to testers.



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