Can I use Skype for Linux and Skype for Linux Beta together? Are they separate apps? Will both apps ring when I get a call?
As the apps are separate, you can continue to use them together. However, the notifications are not optimized between the two, so you will experience incoming calls ringing twice.
Will my chat history be transferred?
You will be able to see up to 30 days of conversation history in Skype for Linux Beta. We are working on extending this timeframe for you.
If you want to back up your conversation history from the legacy version of Skype for Linux, you can use the exporter tool, which will save it for you in HTML format. It's under application menu Tools > Export chat history from Skype 4.3.
Which version of the Skype client should people I'm calling use?
Make sure they use the latest available version for their platform.
If you want to see incoming screen sharing, they should be using Skype for Windows 7.33 and above or Skype for Mac 7.46 and above.
Can I use Skype for Linux Beta with two accounts at the same time?
Yes, you can start a secondary instance with a command line argument '--secondary'.
Can I let the application start automatically, minimized, or close it to tray?
Yes, you can find these options under the Tools menu.
Can I select which camera/microphone to use?
You can find the device selection settings when making a call. Click the + icon and select Audio and video settings.
Can I use Skype for Linux Beta with a network proxy?
Skype for Linux Beta has a basic support for the system HTTPS proxy. Configure it via environment property HTTPS_PROXY, using the following format:
The username, password and port parts are not required. Username and password should be URL-encoded when provided.