Skype for Linux Beta shows the following message when running the application. Is there a new version of Skype for Linux?
Sorry, this version of Skype is not supported anymore.
How can I get it work?
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Important notice: All Skype for Linux clients version 4.3 and older will be retired on July 1, 2017. To keep chatting, please install the latest version of Skype for Linux.
It's enough to add the official
skypeforlinux source and upgrade your current installation with these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main" sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Alternatively, remove it with
sudo apt remove skypeforlinux and install the current version from here. This will also add the source for updates to your sources, thus keeping the program automatically updated.
On upgrading to 17.10 the skype repository might get disabled so that you need to reenable it either in the Software Center or by editing
/etc/apt/sources.list (do that only if you know what you do).
In 32 bit linux, make skype a "higher" version:
sudo sed -i 's/4\.3\.0\.37/8\.3\.0\.37/' /usr/bin/skype
It replaces the version number in the binary for a higher one to work around the forced incompatibility. Make sure that you have the same version 220.127.116.11 by calling skype --version or update the command accordingly. Thanks to YuriyKuzin.