Monday, 21 September 2015

Skype is down!

Skype seems to be having technical difficulties! Most users can login but they appear offline. Skype said that it is still possible to chat in most occasions but not possible to receive or make calls. It seems though that the is working! Also, Skype for business seems to be working without issues. 
According to the Down Detector website the service appears to be out in a number of different countries worldwide. Maybe it is related to a major AWS outage which knocked Amazon, Netflix, Tinder and IMDbThe official twitter account of Skype (@Skype) posted the following message: 

"We are working to fix an issue which is preventing some users from logging in & using Skype. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Even thought this message was posted about an hour ago the Skype Support team (@SkypeSupport) posted a message four hours ago about the issue. More specifically, the message was saying that "We are aware of an issue affecting Skype status at the moment, and are working on a quick fix:".
The URL takes you to the domain where you can read more about the issue. This is what has been posted about the issue: 

We have detected an issue that is affecting Skype in a number of ways. 

If you're signed in to Skype, you will not be able to change your status and your contacts will all show as offline even if they are online. As a result, you won’t be able to start Skype calls to them.. 

A small number of messages to group chats are not being delivered, but in most cases you can still instant message your contacts.. 

If you aren’t signed in to Skype, you may be experiencing difficulty when attempting to sign in. Any changes to your Skype account such as your Credit balance or your profile details might take a little while to be displayed.. 

You may also have difficulty loading web pages on the Skype Community. For that reason, please check back here for future updates.. 

We're doing everything we can to fix this issue and hope to have another update for you soon. Thank you for your patience as we work to get this incident resolved.

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