There is already a Microsoft Community thread on my question, but I still do not know what to do to activate upgraded Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. On the thread, the suggestion is to downgrade by

sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux=8.11.0.4

Is this working? Or shall I wait for repair by Microsoft?

I had same issue today morning, after upgrading skype it was not loading I was seeing white screen only.

So, Actually your command in question did the trick with little bit of extra efforts.

What I did is :

sudo apt-get purge skypeforlinux 
sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux=8.11.0.4

Purge will purge all skype data also, so after installing specific down version, it will work.

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    Personally, on Linux Mint 17.3 KDE (based on Ubuntu 14.04.x), the remove/purge of the newest version step was not necessary. Tried this at least a couple of times (in which I upgraded->downgraded->upgraded again to try another solution->downgraded as a final temporary solution). So, I just needed the already mentioned install command: sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux=8.11.0.4 – Mauro Molinari Jan 12 at 9:43
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    May be you're right, but on mine it was not working by apt-get remove, so I purged. I forgot to mention, mine is Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) – shyammakwana.me Jan 12 at 10:00

Installing Preview version (8.16.76.1) via snap from insider channel solved the problem for me (Ubuntu 14.04):

sudo snap install --channel insider/stable --classic skype

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