Skype App down for users around the World

Skype Goes Down
World Most Popular Communication app Skype is down for users across the world and numerous users have reported connectivity problem.

Skype confirmed this in a message posted on Twitter:

“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 was created back in 2003 and has since gathered more than 660 million users worldwide (as of 2010).

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