Microsoft finally announced Skype for Linux 4.3 on June 18th, 2014. The new release dropped support for direct Alsa support, now it uses PulseAudio for better calling experience.
Skype 4.3 contains below changes:
- An updated UI: Login screen, main window and options has been updated with the new release. With the new release, the UI is neat and clean.
- Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience
- More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once
- Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users
- PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support
- Added Skype’s own Interactive notification
- Floaty widgets
- Lot of bug fixes
Skype for Linux 4.3 can be downloaded from the official Skype website.