If you can’t connect to the software, you’re not the only one, as Skype is down all around the world and has been for a few hours on Monday, September 21st. The issue has begun and spread among many nations, where users are unable to access Skype, and the issue was finally acknowledged by Microsoft via Twitter.
- Skype has been down for hours on Monday
- Users are unable to log in or see all their contacts as ‘offline’
- Microsoft acknowledged the issue via Twitter
The voice, text and video messaging program is down for the United States, Europe, Australia, India, New Zealand and several others due to an unexpected issue on the system’s status. Users around the world have taken to Facebook, Twitter or Reddit to state their concerns and complains about the many issues they now face with the messaging software.
Users are unable to log on to their accounts, meeting one of two messages, be it “We’re a bit overloaded right now… Please try again later, or download Skype to use it anytime” for the app, or the simple “Skype cannot connect.”. Whichever it is, it’s unfortunately clear that their servers have encountered some issues.
For those lucky enough to still be logged on though, they will not be able to change their status, all their contacts will appear as “Offline”, and they will find themselves unable to start a Skype call. Apparently, however, instant messages still work for some users, so most might not find the problem to be the end of their messaging for today.
According to the company’s official statement, they have noticed that there’s a glitch in the status settings and are currently working on a fix for the issue. The Skype support assured that they “hope to have an update soon”, in the meantime offering their sincerest apologies for all those inconvenienced by this hitch in their servers.
Well, not everyone is perfect, and a slight misstep here and there is entirely expected.
However, it’s apparent that users may still use Skype for Web, which is the version of Skype that works on a web browser as opposed to downloading the actual client app. The mobile version does seem to meet the same problems as the desktop software, so for now, only the web model remains for those in dire need.
So, if you’re experiencing issues with Skype, rest assured that you’re not alone and nothing is wrong with your internet connection. The outage is under Microsoft’s observation and they’re now working on a fix to get us all back online.