Skype 1.8 Alpha released with search support for non-latin characters

Skype 1.8 for Linux Alpha now released, and this comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to improve on its needed users experience. One notable feature is the search supports non-latin characters.

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Highlights of Skype 1.8 for Linux Alpha

  • Added the option to mark all unread messages as read
  • Fixed installation issues and repository setup on Debian based distributions
  • Search supports non-latin characters
  • Several under-the-hood stability improvements

How to Install Skype 1.8 for linux 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_1.8.0.2_amd64.deb

sudo gdebi skypeforlinux_1.8.0.2_amd64.deb
 
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