Skype for Linux Alpha 1.13 brings the SMS feature to the app

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  • Dec 01, 2016

Yesterday Microsoft released Skype for Linux Alpha version 1.13. It is a new application which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. In this version, the application got support for sending SMS.

The change log for Skype 1.13 looks as follows:

  • Enabled SMS sending
  • Update to Electron 1.4.7
  • Support for remote escalation of the 1-1 call to group call
  • Improved crash reporting
  • Added support for authentication token revocation
  • Bugfixes and performance improvements


To try out the Skype app right now, do the following.

  1. Point your browser here: Skype for Linux Alpha
  2. Download and install the appropriate package. Skype installing
  3. Open the apps menu and run it from there. Skype installed

Skype started


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