Skype 4.3 Now Is Available in Canonical Partners Repository

August 2, 2014 — 4 Comments

install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu

The latest skype for Linux 4.3 was released in the middle of June with updated UI, new cloud-based Group chat experience. Now it’s available in the Canonical Partners repository for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

From now on, enable Canonical Partners repository via Software & Updates utility, then you are able to upgrade to Skype 4.3 by running regular system updates via Software Updater

Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04

What’s New in Skype 4.3:

  • An updated UI
  • 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
  • Lot of bug fixes
  • Skype 4.3 release note.

Install / Upgrade to Skype 4.3:

1. Open Software & Updates or Software Sources from Unity Dash, go to Other Software tab and enable Canonical Partners repository.

Enable canonical partners repository

2. To install Skype, just search for and install it from Ubuntu Software Center.

To upgrade Skype, open Software Updater, after checking for updates, you’ll see Skype 4.3 available for update:

Upgrade to Skype 4.3

If you are familiar with command line, just run:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install skype

Skype 4.3 Ubuntu 14.04

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4 responses to Skype 4.3 Now Is Available in Canonical Partners Repository

  1. It’s Asif from bangladesh.

    I’m a regular follower of ur blog site.

    I have a little problem….please help me.

    I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 on my  compaq CQ-41 209 TU. Notebook.‎ I have SD card slot but it’s not working. It works with my previous one win 7.

    It’s necessary for to fix this, ..!?????

    Please mail me with replay..

    • Did you try reboot Ubuntu with the SDcard in the slot. Or do a PCI re-scan by running below command in a terminal window:

      echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/bus/pci/rescan
  2. Hi there

    I have had troubles with the skype since the update that they made. It installs correctly, like you said. but once i log in it opens for about 3 seconds and then crashes. I have gone the route of installing the old one and then updating it. I have also gone the route of installing the new one from the site. but neither help me in resolving this problem.
    I use a Ubuntu 14.04LTs and my machine is a Acer Travelmate 5744

    Any help would be appreciated.

  3. I am totally confused. I have used linux before and although installing skype seemed complicated i have always got it to work. I cannot even see skype in the software centre. Doing all the sudo apt-get install stuff gets me nowhere at all. I am pretty sure that installing skype last year involved a very long list of commands and then it worked fine. I have a 2013 hp computer. I have 14.04.

    There is just so much information here and there on the internet. and nothing works so far for me.

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