How to change Skype privacy settings on Ubuntu? Or try Skype Alpha

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You cannot be added to group chats due to your privacy settings!” or “You cannot be added to a group call due to your privacy settings!“. Do you get these errors often with Skype on Ubuntu? Here is how to fix them:

  1. Type this command in any Skype window

If it says:

System: MSNP: Connection Data:
 * Status: LoggedOut

Then you need to run the following command:


Now if you run again /dumpmsnp you should see:

System: MSNP: Connection Data (MSNP24):
 * Status: LoggedIn

And now you will see all the group chats you were missing. Or you can simply try Skype Alpha for Ubuntu. Download it from HERE.

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