Skype suffers widespread outage

22 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Skype Service Problems for Some Users Worldwide.

A Web camera in front of the Skype logo. Users of Skype, Microsoft’s Internet calling unit, faced a lengthy blackout on Monday after people worldwide were not able to make calls or sign into the service.

Skype, Microsoft Corp’s online telephone and video service, said it has identified the glitch that prevented some users from making calls, and is working to resolve the issue.Microsoft, which owns Skype, said the technical problem means users signed into are unable to change their status and all contacts showed as offline even if they were online.

The latest glitch comes just four months after software engineers discovered a simple eight character code has the ability to crash Skype, and cause it to keep crashing, until you install a new version of the app. Source: Dado Ruvic/Reuters Microsoft confirmed its internet-calling, video and text service Skype suffered an outage Monday, affecting multiple users of the popular messaging app.

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. Skype has lately come under increasing pressure from competitors like WhatsApp and Viber, which also allow people to send messages and call one another through a smartphone app. As a result, you won’t be able to start Skype calls to them.. ‘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.’ 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.

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