Skype is down

skype Today, across the globe, Skype is having a nightmare. Skype themselves tweeted: "We are aware of an issue affecting Skype status at the moment, and are working on a quick fix", and then they linked to a message saying they were looking into it.

You can access Skype online, here.

There's been connection problems, and thousands have taken to Twitter and Facebook to moan about it, saying they can't sign-in and complaining of general outages.

With Skype acknowledging the problem, it is hoped that the problem won't last for too long, and a fix will be issued soon. Making Skype calls are currently the biggest problem, but you can use things like WhatsApp or an actual telephone if you need to make an urgent call. Instant messaging is working sporadically, so by all means, give it a try if you want.

Either way, if you've been wondering what the hell has been going on, don't worry, it isn't just you.

A spokesperson for Skype said: “Some of you may experience problems with Skype presence and may not see online. We have detected an issue with the status settings of Skype."

“Affected users will not be able to change their status, their contacts will all show as offline and they will be unable to start Skype calls to them.

“We're working on a fix for this issue and hope to have an update for you soon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused while we get this resolved.”


  • lowelle b.
    i can't open my skype
  • joseph
    I can not signing in skype need to fix the skype
  • AnitaDrink
    I CANNOT EVEN OPE SKYPE.... not on my pc or mobile! Seriously???????
  • fairynuff
    To all the above: "Now why do you think would that be?"
  • ecycsp
    Rubbish service. Been tryimg to contact my other half who is travelling and can't get in touch. Very upsetting. Been crying for last three hours. Fix it now Skype!
  • Raggedy
    No offence ecycsp but you've been crying for 3 hours because you can't contact your other half? Do you think your grandparents did that during the war when they had no contact, sometimes for years? Whatever happened to the British stiff upper-lip? I fear for this country should we ever get dragged into another non-nuclear conflict . . .

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