Skype 2.2 beta for Linux comes with Skype Access and improved audio/video quality

Skepe2.2 Beta for Linux is released!, this new release codenamed ‘Access Granted `comes with “Skype access and Support for call waiting and holding as major new features, this release also  improved audio/video quality in calls, Added start/stop Screen sharing button to contact card, fixed PulseAudio issues with the latest versions for Ubuntu user, for kde users, no more graphic issues when using the default Oxygen style… and more.



The new features and improvements:

Skype Access
Skype Access is a nifty addition to Skype which lets you connect to paid WiFi hotspots around the globe easily and to pay for them with Skype credits. No need to hassle with credit cards or subscriptions – and you pay by minute, so you will pay for the time you actually use the service and you don’t need to buy a voucher for a full hour in case you just want to make a 5 minute Skype call or send a few emails.

Support for call waiting and holding
Skype for Linux now supports call waiting and holding. It’s especially good if you are hosting a conference calls and people are calling in. In addition we have also included a support for easy conference call hosting.

Improved audio/video quality on calls
We have updated the underlying libraries to the newest version available, which should enhance audio and video call quality and reliability.

More  information about this beta release can be found in the release note.




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