Skype Outage Worldwide: Problem discussed on Twitter

It seems that Skype is having major problems at present with millions of people worldwide affected by an outage. The major Internet telephony service has crashed meaning that at one of the busiest times of years for holiday calls to loved ones, people are without the service.

Fox News and many other media outlets are reporting on the outage which was acknowledged by Skype at around 1pm EST on social networking site Twitter. After users from all over were unable to access the service Skype posted this message on Twitter, “Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype – we’re investigating, and we’re sorry for the disruption to your conversations.”

A later tweet on Skype’s official Twitter feed reads “Our engineers and site operations team are working non-stop to get things back to normal – thanks for your continued patience.” An even more recent tweet reads, “Some insight into Skype downtime today: <a href=”http://twitter.com/Skype”>http://bit.ly/edtjxB> – thanks for your continued patience while we return things to normal.” However when we try to access the link for the information it comes up as timed out probably because of the enormous amount of traffic trying to access it.

If you want to take a look at what others are saying about the outage which is being much-discussed on Twitter right now head to this Twitter page here. For now we’re assuming nobody has access to Skype but let us know if you find different, or even if you manage to access the link which gives Skype’s insight into the problem. We’d be interested to hear your responses to this Skype outage which will be inconveniencing an awful lot of people so please do send us your comments.

  • Jelly Bean

    I am gutted at this Skype Outage, it is one of the MAIN contacts I have with my long term b/f who is away with the RAF for 4mnths!! All we want to do is be able to connect at this family time of year and it is proving very difficult with Skype having issues this close to Christmas!! :(

  • Samarth

    Skype is offline ! Damn !

  • http://none Catalin

    I was able to use Skype on 3 from UK with the contacts from UK. On PC Skype not working at all. We wait…

  • Amy

    If you manage to log in even for a few seconds, call the person you wish to talk to – as if you manage to get through you can remain in the call when it starts reconnecting etc etc, done this with my boyfriend for the past 7 hours! just mute the call when you need to do other things and dont end it or you wont get them back til skype has fixed the issue! <3 Amy

  • Paul Rogers

    Wait for the anouncement that it was an DDOS attack

  • Eric Mettenich

    Paul, given that there often around the 20 million users on line at any one time it is hard to imagine DDOS. What would that take?

  • Darls

    it is slowly coming back.. I have just successfully logged in after 10 hours without it.. fingers crossed

  • tham

    its pathetic skype has just taken 22 pounds out of my account when have not used it.

  • sue

    my skype has not worked for the last 2 weeks, it has drove me mad, i try and download it again an again and it stops on stage 3 and wont go no thougher than that. what on earth is happening ???