Skype for Linux 1.5 Alpha brings notification improvements and several bug fixes

Today’s Microsoft is all about cross-platform and they have proven it yet again by updating their Skype for Linux app. The new update brings several improvements over the last version and is a welcome change.

Skype for Linux got updated to version 1.5 Alpha and includes the changes below:

  • Voice messaging audio now works.
  • Mojis now work with audio.
  • You can now silence notification sounds and turn off messaging notifications completely in ‘Settings’.
  • We’ve disabled the ability to drag & drop a URL into Skype which opens the browser in the application.
  • Presence status icon sizes in the Tray have been improved on some distributions.

We’ve seen regular updates for the Linux client, which is nice, and can’t be said for the old Linux app that Microsoft developed. The app is in an alpha stage, but is rather stable and works pretty well. Some issues may come up but those will eventually be addressed in a coming update. The team even says that they are accepting feedback and you should leave yours too:

Please keep the feedback coming. We’re listening!

If you have any feedback, you can reach out via the Skype Community and they will surely listen.

Download Skype for Linux here.

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