So, finally after few years(?) Microsoft updated Skype for Linux. But be careful, as much as I see from different sources: A new Skype for Ubuntu… Alpha available now!, Skype Announce Brand New Linux Client, Now In Alpha it’s still in Alpha and incompatible with old Skype for Linux.
So, think twice before upgrade, note from Microsoft:
You will notice that with the Alpha version of Skype for Linux, which uses our next generation calling architecture, you will be able to call your friends and family on the latest versions of Skype on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, but you won’t be able to make or receive calls to and from the previous versions of Skype for Linux (220.127.116.11).
Look at the FAQ of Skype for Linux Alpha – you might miss a vital feature or two.
By the way, don’t miss the comments under Microsoft press-release – priceless :)
Will I upgrade? Nope, not until it’s stable or Old good Skype for Linux works on my Ubuntu 16.04.