How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04

Skype 4.3 for Linux was released a few years back and there had not been any further updates. This tutorial is primarily focused on showing those that are currently running Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 on how to install Skype for Linux on their machine.

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Quick Highlight of Skype 4.3

  • An updated UI
  • Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience
  • More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once
  • Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users
  • PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support
  • Lot of bug fixes

This version dropped support for direct Alsa support so you need to install PulseAudio 4.0 or greater for the best calling experience.

Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04

Step 1: Remove previous version

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386

sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

Step 2: Install Skype

32bit OS

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

64bit OS

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
 
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