Does this fix the incoming group call issue I have on Skype for Linux today?
Yes, the problem with receiving incoming group calls is fixed in Skype for Linux Alpha. Make sure the people you're calling or receiving calls from are using the latest version of Skype.
Why can't I add a third person to an ongoing one-to-one audio call?
Skype for Linux Alpha doesn't support adding participants to an ongoing one-to-one call. This will be fixed in future releases.
How can I start a group call?
Because you can't add a new participant to an ongoing one-to-one call in Skype for Linux Alpha, you can just create a new group chat with all of the participants, and then start the call.
Why can't I make or receive calls from an existing Skype for Linux client when using Skype for Linux Alpha?
Skype for Linux Alpha uses a new cloud-based architecture for better call reliability, and provides a foundation for building more improved features much faster than we could using the older architecture in Skype for Linux 4.3. During this transition we know there may be some issues as Skype for Linux 4.3 is phased out.
Why do I get this message when someone tries to call me - "This person tried to contact you but there was a problem connecting the call, try calling them back"?
Skype for Linux Alpha uses a new cloud-based architecture. Skype clients on Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and Android have not been fully migrated to the new cloud architecture. Once all of the Skype clients are fully migrated, you'll no longer receive this error.
This error can also occur if the person trying to call you is using an older version of Skype.
Why do calls I make to my contacts sometimes fail in Skype for Linux Alpha?
Skype for Linux Alpha uses a new cloud-based architecture. Skype clients on Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and Android have not been fully migrated to the new cloud architecture. Once all of the Skype clients are fully migrated, you'll no longer experience any call failures.
Alternatively, you can try calling your contact through the Skype for Linux 4.3 version.
Why can't I make video calls using Linux or Chromebook?
We are currently rolling out one-to-one video calling when both parties are using either Skype for Linux Alpha, or Skype for Web on Chrome browser for Linux or Chromebook. Video calling is only available if you're both on these platforms.
Only audio calling is currently enabled between:
- All other Skype enabled platforms (like Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows) and
- Skype for Linux Alpha or Chrome/Chromebooks
We'd love to hear your feedback at this early stage of getting video calling out for Linux Chrome users. Let us know what you think via the Skype Community, by using the Feedback button in the help menu, or use #skypefeedback on Twitter.