Skype confirmed this in a message posted on Twitter:
— Skype Support (@SkypeSupport) September 21, 2015
We are working to fix an issue which is preventing some users from logging in & using Skype. We apologize for any inconvenience.
— Skype (@Skype) September 21, 2015
“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. The 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,” Skype added.
The company said that while voice and video calls are unavailable, users can still use the instant messaging part of the service and the outage doesn t affect Skype for Web which is still in beta.
“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.” However, they added that instant messages “are still being delivered as usual. The status issue also doesn’t affect Skype for Web, which can be used to make calls and send instant messages.”
skype is FINALLY dead
— bean 1 (@heartprinced) September 21, 2015
— Ashish Kakkad (@ashishkakkad8) September 21, 2015
Amazon outage, skype outage. Yep, running your whole business in the cloud is soo much better
— Robert J.C. Ivens (@ROCLASI) September 21, 2015
@Sign2Pay Skype is down in US/australia and New Zealand too
— Ian Dunn (@platinumshore) September 21, 2015
Skype is down. Come on, I need you right now.
— Christopher Bolton (@chrisbolton) September 21, 2015
is anybody else having issues logging into skype?
— Megan / OpTic Jewel (@Jewelxo) September 21, 2015
Skype is down in Europe. pic.twitter.com/75JLN7wDJo
— Alexandre Dreyfus (@alex_dreyfus) September 21, 2015
Skype was created back in 2003 and has since gathered more than 660 million users worldwide (as of 2010).