Good Luck Using Skype Today

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Good Luck Using Skype Today.

A spokesperson for Skype posted a comment on the service’s website to say: “Some of you may experience problems with Skype presence and may not see online.Microsoft confirmed its Internet-calling, video and text service Skype suffered an outage Monday, affecting multiple users of the popular messaging app.

Microsoft, which owns Skype, said the technical problem meant users signed into were unable to change their status and all contacts showed as offline even if they were online.Washington: Microsoft-owned video call service Skype encountered a worldwide outage Monday morning at about 09:00 BST, preventing its customers from making calls. The company has acknowledged that it’s currently working to resolve “an issue that is affecting Skype in a number of ways” — but the problems have now stretched on for several hours. Microsoft’s VoIP appears to be unusable for some customers. “We’re working on a fix for this issue and hope to have an update for you soon,” Sendrauskas said. “Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused while we get this resolved.” The hitch comes just days after the Skype team announced that users will be able to make voice and video calls without needing to install a plugin on Microsoft Edge.

In a post on its “heartbeat” website—used to monitor how Skype products are performing—Skype said users are experiencing several technical issues, including problems with logging in, calling, changing status, contact-list management and updating forum pages. The ORTC (Object Real-Time Communications) API—available now to Windows Insider Preview members—enables real-time audio and video communications apps to run on top of Redmond’s new browser. Thank you for your patience as we work to get this incident resolved.’ Skype, which was bought by Microsoft in 2011, has an estimated 300 million active users a month, with more than 660 million users registered worldwide. Microsoft says the messaging side of Skype is still mostly working properly, though the company notes “a small number of messages to group chats are not being delivered.” If you’re not currently signed into Skype, you might have a tough time getting online while the problems persist.

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