Skype is Unavailable Across the World
The popular video-calling service Skype is currently unavailable. Users around the world are unable to make calls. A spokesperson from Skype says the problem is with the status settings of the service.
Skype-users are reporting problems when using Skype – people in their contact lists appear to be offline despite the fact that they are online on their systems. This means that users cannot make internet calls to their own contacts. The problem was first reported around 9.15 am UK time.
— Skype Support (@SkypeSupport) September 21, 2015
Skype’s spokesperson made a statement over the issue on Skype’s website, saying that there is apparently an issue with the status settings of Skype. As a result, people appear to be offline while in reality they are online. It also means that users will be unable to change their status settings till this problem is fixed. Users can, therefore, not make any internet calls.
Skype apologized to its customers on their website as well as social media platforms like Twitter, with the company saying that the issue has been identified and they are working on a quick fix.
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.
While the internet call feature is temporarily unavailable due to the problem in the status settings of Skype, the instant messaging feature is unaffected. Although this gives users some respite, it did not stop them from venting their frustration on social media.
been like 4 hours since my skype was last working jesus
— Lmtz TG (@LmtzTG) September 21, 2015
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