Skype 1.3 Alpha released with few improvements

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Skype 1.3 Alpha recently released, comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to give the app a much needed stable user experience. One notable improvement in this update is the fixing of the logout function from the menu now working consistently.

As commented by a user, this latest update gives you nice sound quality including video calls.

skype for linux 1.3 alpha

Highlights of Skype 1.3 Alpha Changelog

  • Instead of being hidden, the menu items are now disabled when you’re not signed in.
  • Logout from the menu works consistently now.
  • Fixed the post-install script on all supported distributions.
  • Fixed the ‘minimise to tray’ function for Cinnamon.
  • URL links that are sent in a chat now open with the browser.
  • Fixed the Redo shortcut for Linux (CTRL – Y).

How to Install Skype 1.3 Alpha on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://repo.skype.com/deb/pool/main/s/skypeforlinux/skypeforlinux_1.3.0.0_amd64.deb

sudo gdebi skypeforlinux_1.3.0.0_amd64.deb
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