Microsoft releases updated Skype for Linux 4.2 thanks to ‘spirit of the season’



Microsoft has rolled out a new update to its Skype application for Linux users. Skype for Linux 4.2 addresses a few issues from the prior release, as well as increased the stability when logging in from a Microsoft Account.

“Spring is a time for growth, renewal and change. In the spirit of the season, we’ve released the brand new Skype for Linux 4.2 update. We rolled up our sleeves and reconsidered the heart of the Skype for Linux client. We’re very excited about the results and think that you will be too,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

The new Skype for Linux 4.2 sees an update to the navigation issues as well as bugs from the previous release, on top of increasing stability when logging into the software via a Microsoft Account. Microsoft has also added the ability to avoid retyping your password when entering My Account, when you are already logged in. Skype for Linux 4.2 also features optimized voice messaging and is now readily accessibly from the options window.

Hit the download link to snag Skype for Linux 4.2.