Skype is down
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.”