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In Skype notifications I have the following :

'A new update is available. Install the latest version via your package manager, then restart Skype'.

I have done the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux

And the notification still persists.

I decided to completely remove Skype and install it again:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge skypeforlinux

I reinstalled Skype like so:

sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb

The notification still persists.

I removed Skype again and downloaded it via the Ubuntu Software Store GUI, I am still getting the notification.

I downloaded it directly from the Skype Web page, the 'Skype for Linux DEB' package, and I still get the same notification.

I deleted cache for good measure also.

My system states:

skypeforlinux is already the newest version (8.61.0.95)

0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 16 not to upgrade.

However, I am still getting a notification within the application that an update is available. I have quit and restarted Skype numerous times. As well as carried out a system reboot several times.

Please could someone explain to me why this notification persists, and how I can get rid of it?

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    It is annoying but I think that there is a new MS Windows version. The new version for Linux will take some time. Meanwhile, ignore, endure :-) – Serafim Jul 11 '20 at 9:30
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  1. Install a package called alien. It converts .rpm files to .deb files.

    apt-get install alien
    
  2. Download the last version skypeforlinux_8.62.0.83-1.x86_64.rpm from https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/

  3. Convert this .rpm package to a .deb package with:

    alien skypeforlinux_8.62.0.83-1.x86_64.rpm
    
  4. Install the resulting .deb package with:

    dpkg -i skypeforlinux_8.62.0.83-2_amd64.deb
    

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