Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

As Skype continues to grow in popularity, so does the number of ways that users can connect with friends new and old, regardless of what operating systems or devices they prefer. Last week’s Skype 4.1 for Linux release included several interoperability updates that help Linux-based Skype fans connect with more friends across their existing accounts and services.


 
Users can now sign into Skype for Linux via their Microsoft account and seamlessly send and share messages with friends logged into Xbox, Hotmail, Messenger or Outlook.com. And for fans of instant messaging, the new update offers Linux users the first-ever native solution to IM friends with Messenger straight from Skype – no other client required!

Skype 4.1 for Linux is available for download here. For a full rundown of all the cross-platform updates and other feature improvements, check out the official Skype Garage blog and let us know what you think in the comments below.