Microsoft continues to work on its Gnu / Linux applications and it shows. Recently and after launching SQL Server, has released an update of Skype for users of any Linux distro. In this case the new version of Skype includes support for sms, which means that more users will be able to use the famous messaging service without needing a mobile phone and a gsm network for it.
The new version will be Skype For Linux 1.13 and in addition to including this support it will include bug fixes and known problems but also other new features that will make Skype a little more stable than it is currently.
The new version of Skype for Linux is still Alpha but it is more usable than the previous versions. In addition to sms support, this version includes the latest version of Electron and improves conversation and 1-1 calls within groups.
Skype For Linux is still in alpha state despite its operation
Another novelty and perhaps the most important for the program is improving the reporting program, that program that warns of serious problems that the application has and that helps to better develop the program. In this case, the program's token has been enhanced and that makes the information transmitted more accurate for the development team.
In any case, we repeat that the version is in Alpha state, so there may be some other problem in a computer or system. But if you want to try it, in the Skype download site you will find this version. If you already have it, you can update the system via repositories and you will have the new version in your operating system.
I personally think that Skype for Linux is a great program and although there are other programs for Gnu / Linux that can do the same, having all the functionalities gathered under the same application is positive Do not you think?