Skype 4.3 is just released with considerable improvements. As a regular Skype user I want to use the latest Skype on my Ubuntu 14.04, but there is no updates from Update Manager. Even in Skype website only Skype 4.3 is available only for Ubuntu 12.04. Is there anyway to use this latest Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 or how much we have to wait for the update?
You can download the latest version of Skype as a .deb package directly from its website. Choose the 12.04 (multiarch) version if you're running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or newer; it'll still work if you're on i.e. 14.04 LTS, because that's just what Microsoft lists as the minimum Ubuntu version.
Once you have it, run the following commands to ensure your system is clear of any previous installations:
Then double-click on the downloaded .deb file to open it in the Ubuntu Software Center and install it like any other software.
Afterwards, also run the following command in the terminal to ensure that support for the indicator menu is available:
Now you can find Skype in the dash, run it and enjoy it!
Install Skype 4.3
Step1: Remove Prevouse version
Step2: Install Skype
For 32bit OS
For 64bit OS
For Skype 4.3
Run this in the Terminal Ctrl+Alt+T: