I had installed the latest skype betta for ubuntu, it works but I hate the interface. Is there a way to downgrade it to the previous version?
It seems like 4.3 is now officially dead and the following instructions are no longer going to install a working version of skype. RIP Skype 4.3
I have both the old (4.3) and new skype (5.4) (aka "skype for linux beta") installed and they both work. The new one tends to have issues with video so I still use the old one mainly. I believe the old way of installing should still work. Worked for me at least.
Edit after discovering
skype no longer exists in ubuntu partner apt repo:
It seems that it is still available from a download link, may not be there for long though.
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_184.108.40.206-1_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_220.127.116.11-1_i386.deb sudo apt-get install -f
I just tried on a work pc running Ubuntu 16.04 and it installed fine. Ignore the errors that may appear after running
sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_18.104.22.168-1_i386.deb until you run
sudo apt-get install -f (which fixes the dependency errors)
Credit goes to this question
Download version 8 of Skype from here https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/ One click was enough for recognizing OS and chipset. Installed automatically using Ubuntu Software
Here you can download Skype for all the devices and platforms it comes for.
Skype 4.3 is dead it doesn't allow you to send messages to anyone. in the video call also you can hear but you'll get black screen instead of video. I faced this issue yesterday itself and had to install Skype 8.