On Linux, the latest Skype client doesn't seem to allow joining conference calls, only creating new ones. Clicking on the call button (I think) calls each member separately, I've been told by the other participants. How can I join an existing conference call with that client? I tried running the Windows client under Wine, but login doesn't work.
There are two types of joining methods. 1. joining via a web-link. 2. joining from within Skype itself.
Although method 1 seems quite possible to do in a normal manner, I haven't actually got it working properly (yet?), but that may just be my system, and it may work for you. Howerver, I can explain how to use method 2.
If you aren't already in the conference/chat, you first need to know the conference ID. This is available by issueing the Group Chat Command
Clicking on the
Now comes the problem I have encountered (which isn't much of a problem, really). Although this link works fine in Windows, it doesn't work properly for me. It starts Skype, but doesn't join the chat.. (one day, I may finally work it out ?), but it doesn't matter that much, as you don't need it after the first time you join the chat/converence.
To subsequently join the conference whenever you want to, you simply need to
Linux clients cannot join group calls started from Windows clients.
On the Skype forums it looks like Microsoft have abbandoned the Linux development.