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Skype for Linux now supports video calling

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Microsoft has released a new Skype version for Linux users that brings video calling support. The arrival of the latest build is also discontinuing older versions to push the fresh experience.

The latest Skype for Linux Alpha, version 1.10, finally allows you to make video calls. But interestingly, there is a catch. You can presently make one-on-one video calls only between Skype for Linux Alpha clients. This means you might face bugs while making visual conversations on a Linux computer.

“The team has been working hard on bringing video calls on Linux and today we have the experimental version ready for you. We are not quite there,” the Skype team writes in a blog post.

In addition to the video calling support, the Skype team at Microsoft is set to disable the Linux Alpha version from 1.1 to 1.6. Users with these older versions will get an alert to install the latest version.

You can download Skype for Linux Alpha version 1.10 on your Linux system by visiting the official website. It comes in both deb and rpm formats.